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Osteopathic Medicine for over 40 years. Graduat- 
ing from PCOM in 1956 and joining the faculty in 
1 962, Dr. Meals brought many exciting, fun-filled 
times to the lecture halls. Through the use of 
karaoke and puppetry. Dr. Meals' unique teaching 
style helped breed self-esteem and improve the 
social skills of many future physicians. Dr. Meals' 
expressed his passion for his work and the students 
of PCOM everyday with his warm, loving smile, 
great sense of humor, and never-ending generos- 
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New students begin the academic year 
bv taking the first step in their jour- 
ney to become physicians by partici- 
pating in the White Coat Ceremony. This 
event is a rite of passage for first-year medi- 
cal saidents as they don their coats and take 
an oath affirming their commitment to the 
highest standards < »f ethics and padent care. 
The "short" white coat symbolizes our re- 
sponsibility to take care of patients and also 
to care for patients. Throughout the clinical 
years, our coats have become a little tattered 
with coffee and ink stains, and cuffs and 
pockets becoming frayed. But soon we will 
embark on a new symbolic event: receiving 
a N ing white coat marking the transition 
from student of medicine to phvsician. 




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On July 14, 1966, the first osteo- 
pathic physician joined the ranks 
of the U.S. military. In the years to 
come, many more DOs followed, and soon 
after, the U.S. military medical enterprise was 
no longer an allopathic institution. As one of 
the larger medical schools in the country, 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medi- 
cine has begun a legacy of being the largest 
Chilian supplier of military physicians na- 
tionwide, second only to USUHS, the Uni- 
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Osteopathic medicine is a dis- 
tinctive form of medical care 
founded on the philosophy that 
all body systems are interrelated and de- 
pendent upon one another for good health. 
This philosophy was developed in 1874 by 
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, w ho pioneered the 
concept of "wellness" and recog- 
nized the importance of treating 
illness within the context of the / 
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'To find health should be the object of 
the doctor. Anyone can find disease. " 
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known as the "PCOM Prom," this event 
alii >\vs students from all programs to dress 
up in their fanciest clothes, eat great food, 
and dance the night away. This much antici- 
pated event allows students to relax with 
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Pens: 7 of them if you're a third year; 2 if you're 
.1 fourth year (one for yourself and one for your 
attend" 

Index cards: filled with vital information about 
your patient which your intern found out days 
befi >re you did 

Pocket Manuals: one for the conscientious 
student; two or more it you're really compulsive 
Stethoscope: .ill that moncv and still no murmurs 
Antimicrobial Handbook: courtesy of a drug 
rep which probably would come in handy if it took 
le<> than 2>' minutes ti > use 
Unfinished H&P 

Ophthalmoscope: Unused instrument that of- 
ten serves as a penlight in a pinch 
Reflex hammer: used to entertain yourself when 
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Twice a year, PCOM students are 
i;ivcn the i >pportunitv to not only 
raise money and awareness, but to 
sh( iwcase their talents outside the rhelm of 
medicine as budding rock stars at the Grape 
Street Pub in Manayunk. Student-formed 
bands and acoustic acts volunteer their time 
and talents to raise money for the National 
Multiple Sclerosis foundation and the John 
Kearny Scholarship fund. Many thanks to 
Meredith Pern', DO Class of 2006, for all her 
hard work and dedication to such a great 






Administration, Faculty, and Staff 





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Eugene B. Chaiken. LL.D. (Hon.) Matthew Schure. Ph.D. 

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Kenneth J. Yeit. D.O/76. MBA 

Stiaor Vice President for Academic 

Affairs & Dean 



Peter Doulis, CPA 

Vice President for Finance and Chief 
Financial Officer 



Florence D. Zeller. MPA. CFRE 

President & Chief Executive Officer 




Robert C'uzzolino, Ed. I). 
ident tur Graduate 
Programs and Planning 



l.avinia l.afferry 

/ n utive Assistant t<> the Pri tidi nt 

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Joan McGettigan 

Assistant to the President & 

Secretary 




.lames II Black, D.O.'62 



Ihomas V. ( hlomento, III 



l.ita Indzel ( ohen, Esq. 



Joseph \. Dieterle, l).().'7(i 





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Pat C. DiTommaso, D.O.'80 Scot A. Fisher, D.O.'82 Christopher Franklin 



Elizabeth H. Gemmill Harry Ginsburg, D.O.'42 




Thomas J. Gravina Leonard W. Johnson, D.O/64 John P. Kearney 



William M. King, D.O.'62 Pat A. Lannutti, D.O.'71 

Faculty Representative 




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Herbert Lotman, LL.D. (Hon.) Robert S. Maurer, D.O/62 Frederick R. Melhorn, D.O.'56 Louis P. Meshon, Sr. Nicholas C. Pedano, D.O.'61 

Alumni Representative 





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Carolynn King Richmond, Esp. Robert M. Schwartz, Esq. Paul V. Suhey, D.O.'84 



Michael R. Walker 



Galen S. Young, Sr., D.O.'35 

Chancellor 



'acuity 




Denah Appelt, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Science? 



Brian Balin, Ph.D. 
Pathology-Microbiology 



John Becher, D.O. 

Emergency Medicine 

Department Chair 



Marcus Bell, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Sciences 



Laurence Belkoff, D.O. 

Urology 

Department Chair 




David Bevan, D.O. 
Rheumatology 
Divisional Chair 



Kristen Berry, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Ruth Borghaei, Ph.D. 
Biochemistry 



Rani Bright, MBBS 
Pathology-Microbiology 



Oliver Bullock, D.O. 

Family Medicine, 
Community Medicine 

Divisional Chair 




David Cavanaugh, BS 
Anatomy 



John Cavenagh, MBA, PA-C 

Physician Assistant Studies 

Department Chair 



Patrick Coughlin, Ph.D. 
Anatomy 



Robert Cuzzolino, EdD 

Vice Dean of Graduate Programs 

and Academic Planning 



Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph.D. 
Biochemistry 




Marina i 

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Izola David, D.O. 
Pediatrics 



M ml. n DiFcliciantonio, MS, PA-C 
Physician Assistant Studies 



C'amill.-Dil.ull.., Ph.D. 
Anatomy 



Robert DiTomasso, Ph.D. 

Psychology 

Department Chair 



Anthony Errichetti, Ph.D. 
Humanities 



Paul Evans, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Stephanie Felgoise, Ph.D. 
Psychology 



Larry Finkelstein, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Leonard Finkelstein, D.O. 
Urology 




Robert Fogel, D.O. 

Pathologi/, Microbiology and 

Immunology 

Department Chair 





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Carol Fox, MM 

Associate Vice President for 
Enrollment Management 



Arthur Freeman, EdD 
Psychology 



Katherine Galluzzi, D.O. Mindy George-Weinstein, Ph.D. William Gilhool, D.O. 

Geriatric Medicine Anatomy Gastroenterology 

Department Chair Divisional Chair 



Jeffrey Freeman, D.O. 
Endocrinology Divisional Chair 




Barbara Golden, PsyD 
Psychology 



Frederick Goldstein, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Sciences 



Elizabeth Gosch, Ph.D. 
Psychology 



Charlotte Greene, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Sciences 



Thomas Griffin, M.D. 
Dermatolog]/ 




Kerin Fresa-Dillon, PhD 
Pathology-Microbiology 




Howard Goldman, D.O. 
Dermatolog]/ 




Joseph Guagliardo, D.O. 
Anatomy/Orthopedic Surgery 



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Susan Hingley. Ph.D. 
Pathology-Microbiology 



Henry Hitner, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Sciences 



Michael Huber, MMS, PA-C 
Physician Assistant Studies 



Richard Kriebei, Ph.D. 

Neuroscience, Pharmacology and 

Physiology 

Department Chair 



Michael Kuchera, D.O. 
Osteopathic Medicine 



David Kuo, D.O. 
Family Medicine 




Sherman Leis, D.O. 

Plastic and Reconstructive 

Surgery 

Divisional Chair 



Anthony Leone, D.O. 
Osteopathic Medicine 



Christopher Little, Ph.D . 
Pathology-Microbiology 



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Michael McGuinness, PhJD. 
Anatomy 



Allan McLeod, D.O., J.D., MI5A 
Family Medicine 



Saul Jeck, D.O. 

Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Department Chair 




Tage Kvist, Ph.D. 

Anatomy 
Department Chair 



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Psychiatry 
Department Chair 




[ohn McPhilemy, D.O. 

Orthopedic Surgery 

Divisional Chair 



Kimberly Kaiser, D.O. 
Physician Assistant Studies 




Samuel Manfrey, D.O. 
Urologic Surgery 
Divisional Chair 




Robert Meals, D.O. 
Radiology Department Chair 




Mark Miller, Ph.D. 
Anatomy 



Bohdan Minczak, M.D., Ph.D. 

Physiology 

Emergency Medicine 



Eugene Mochan, D.O., Ph.D. 
Biochemistry 




Laura Molloy, MMS, PA-C 
Physician Assistant Studies 



Harry Morris, D.O., M.P.H. 
Family Medicine 
Department Chair 




Alexander Nicholas, D.O. 

Osteopathic Medicine 

Department Chair 




Jennifer Prescott, D.O. 
Family Medicine 




Evan Nicholas, D.O. 
Osteopathic Medicine 



Stephen Purcell, D.O. 
Dermatology Divisional Chair 




William Nickey, D.O. 

Nephrology 

Divisional Chair 



Daniel Parenti, D.O. 
Pulmonary Medicine 



Richard Pascucci, D.O. 

Rheumatology 

Senior Associate Dean of 

Clinical Education 




Frederick Rotgers, PsyD 
Psychology 



Virginia Salzer, Ph.D. 
Psychology 



Giuseppe Screnci, MS, PA-C 
Physician Assistant Studies 




Arthur Sesso, D.O. 
General Surgery 
Department Chair 



Dawn Shell, Ph.D. 
Pathology-Microbiology 



John Simelaro, D.O. 
Internal Medicine 
Department Chair 



Laurie Spraga, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Peggy Stewart, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Sciences 



'■'acuity 




William Swallow, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Etheldra Templeton, MLS 

Library Science 

Department Chair 



Ruth Thornton, Ph.D. 

Biochemistry 

Department Chair 



Kenneth Veit, D.O., M.B.A. 
Family Medicine 



Michael Venditto, D.O. 

Pulmonary Medicine 

Divisional Chair 




Rosemary Vickers, D.O. 

Pediatrics 

Department Chair 



Todd Vladyka, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Barbara Williams-Page, D.O. 
Family Medicine 



Lindon Young, Ph.D. 
Pathology-Microbiology 



Bruce Zahn, EdD 
Psychology 



Stuart Badner, PsyD Psychology 

Thomas Barone, D.O. Osteopathic Medicine 

Marie Bensulock, MS, PA-C PA Studies 

Theodora Bernardini, D.O. Nephrology 

Bettina Bernstein, D.O. Psychiatry 
Andrea Bloomgarden, PhD Psychology 

Cheryl Branon, D.O. Cardiology 

Denise Burns, D.O. Osteopathic Medicine 

Gregory Busch, D.O. Geriatrics 

Ray Christner, PsyD Psychology 

Anthony Clay, D.O. Cardiology 

William Clinton, MA Psychology 

Rocco Crescenzo, D.O. Hemetology /Oncology 

Divisional Chair 

Man- Dejoseph, D.O. Osteopathic Medicine 

Carlo DiMarco, D.O. Ophthalmology 

Divisional Cliair 

Larissa Fernando-Dominy, D.O. Pediatrics 

Stephanie Ferretti, MLS Library Studies 

Shannon Fitzpatrick, MS PA Studies 



Faculty Not Pictured 

Walter Gerber, M.D. Urology 

Mahmoud Ghaderi, D.O. ENT 

Phillip Ginsberg, D.O. Urology 

Steven Godin, PhD, MPH Psychology 

David Goldberg, D.O. Obstetrics/Cynecology 

Grzegorz Gorski, M.D., Ph.D Biochemistry 

James Hale, Ph.D. Psychology 

Richard Harkaway, M.D. Urology 

William Henwood, D.O. Surgery 

Michelle Hobsen, D.O. Osteopathic Medicine 

Daniel Ingram, Psy.D. Psychology 

Richard Kanoff, D.O. Neurological Surgery 

Divisional Chair 

Murray Klein, D.O. PM&R 

Bruce Komberg, D.O. Cardiology 

Divisional Chair 

Paul Krajewski, PA PA Studies 

Stephen Levin, D.O. Nephrology 

David Loughran, D.O. Infectious Diseases 

Divisional Chair 



Joseph Lubeck, D.O. Neurology 

Divisional Chair 

Simon Lubin, D.O. Ohstetrics/Gynecology 

Colleen Maguire, MHS PA Studies 

Donald Masey, Psy.D. Psychology 

James McCans, PA PA Studies 

George McCloskey, PhD Psychology 

Gregory McDonald, D.O. Path/Microbiology 

Paul Misischia, D.O. Ophthalmology 

Mary Owen, Ph.D., J.D. Biomedical Sciences 

Kathryn Picardo, MS Libran/ Science 

Nathan Pinkney, BS Radiology 

Samantha Plasner, D.O. Family Medicine 

Christopther Royer, PsyD Psychology 

Ida Schmidt-Williams, D.O. Osteopathic Medicine 

Michael Shank, D.O. Family Medicine 

Diane Smallwood, PsyD Psychology 

Maxwell Stepanuk, D.O. Orthopedics 

Takako Suzuki, Ph.D. Psychology 

James Tayoun, D.O. General Surgery 

Donald Thome, D.O. Ophthalmology 

Yuma Tomes, Ph.D. Psychology 




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D.O. Claw vfi 2006 Vt,Um Statement 

We, the class of 2006, enriched by our diversity and unified by our common commitment 
to the principles of osteopathy, are humbled by the honor and privilege of practicing 
medicine. As future physicians, we pledge ourselves, colleagues, family and patients to 
embody the following tenets: 

Integrity 

Ours will be a community based on trust. We will uphold the highest personal standards 
and by our example we will encourage others to do the same. We will be a friend, a 
mentor, and a student in all situations. We will admit to our shortcomings and work 
together to overcome them. 

Respect 

Respect will engender a community focused on teamwork and cohesiveness. First and 
foremost, we must know our limits, realizing that to be our best we must be ourselves. 
As classmates, we will respect each other for our knowledge and will make a commitment 
to learn as much as possible while maintaining a positive environment. We will give our 
all to our faculty, as the beneficiaries of their knowledge and willingness to lead us. We 
will respect each patient as an individual offering a lesson to be learned. We will remem- 
ber the support our family and friends lend to our achievements. If we respect all of 
these aspects during our education and professional careers, we will maintain a precious 
balance in a perspective on life. 

Responsibility 

It is our responsibility to set high expectations and to work with tenacity to meet them. 
As future physicians, we have the opportunity to understand, embrace, and educate 
others. As students, we will dedicate ourselves to our studies, avail ourselves of all 
resources afforded to us and welcome the challenges presented to us by the faculty. We 
will fulfill a responsibility to ourselves by engaging in enriching activities and meaningful 
relationships in our personal and professional lives. As we acknowledge our responsibil- 
ity to become the most educated and skillful physician we can be, we will also remember 
to be students of life, continually sharing our knowledge, our experiences and our diverse 
views. 

Humanity 

We will celebrate our humanity by providing compassionate care to our community. We 
will strive not only to understand our patients, but also to achieve true empathy with 
them. With humanity, we will embrace our vocation 

With thanks to those who have come before us, we will honor the osteopathic philosophy 
and tradition. In holding true to the osteopathic way of life, we hope to inspire those 
who will come after us. We, the Class of 2006, will thereby embrace these ideals. We will 
forge partnerships with our faculty and mentors to achieve these goals not only for 
ourselves, but also for our colleagues, our families and most importantly, our patients. 




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AUGUST 



Austri Elizabeth Samuelson born 



Suzanne Denti & Jarod Stragand meet at Rockport Shoes in the King of 
Prussia Mall before orientation begins. It was fate! 



Jennifer Enael and Brian Smith set married 



Classes begin for the Class of 2006 — our days are filled with anatomy, 
histology, embryology, and OMM 



Wedding of Noah R. May and Catherine S. Lee at Drexelbrook Mansion 
in Drexel Hill, PA 




SEPTEMBER 



Bush addresses United Nations, calling for a "regime change" in Iraq 



OCTOBER 



Birth of Aniyah Denise Wilkerson. at Hahnamen University Hospital in 
Philadelphia. PA 



Sean Conley gets kicked out of McGillan"s Irish Pub following the Head/ 
Neck test. Kristin finds him wandering in Love Park 




NOVEMBER 



Dr. Crow announces that underwear is to be worn during OMM La 



Eric Kephart and Lindsay Brewer married 



Engagement of Erin Raughley to Ryan Fletcher 



'03 



JANUARY 



Ashley Joy Brough was born to Brad and Elizabeth B rough — she was the 
first birth of the class of 2006 



FEBRUARY 



Jermaine Clark son l sl birthday party 
Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all 7 astronauts 




Genevieve Skalak and Jesse Fritz are engaged in the Dominican Republic 



Spring break in South Beach, FL — Erin O 'Connor, Jenn Snavely, 

Melissa Solomon, Meredith Periy, Chris Cho, Adam Czynski, Chris 

Verioti, Andy Darlington, Chris Buzas, Steve Melnychuk, Chris Banana 

and Jake Diehl. We studied hard and partied harder!! 



Host of the Emmy Award-winning children's show Mister Rogers ' 

Neighborhood, Fred Rogers passes away. His gentle demeanor and 

comforting advice entertained millions of children during its 33-year run 

on PBS. 




MARCH 



U.S. and Britain launch war against Iraq 



Lisa Beck and Sean Conley meet Q-back A.J. Feeley at McGillans Bar 




APRIL 



Tina Dailey and husband Tom welcome the birth of their 2 nd daughter 
Julia Louise 




MAY 



The U.S. declares official end to combat operations in Iraq 



Danielle Nicole Gilbert is born to Doug and Leslie 
(right in time for finals!!) 



TUNE 



Lee Farber and Jennifer LaMarca get married 




JULY 



Engagement of Elie Basch and Jackie Robins 
Wedding of Taylor Bliss and D. Michael Chambers 



Kylie and David (DO' 05) get engaged at a Phish show at the Tweeter 
Center in Camden NJ 




AUGUST 



Birth of Claire Isabella May at the Hospital of the University of 
Pennsylvania 



The first "Proper Party" given by Adam and Chris 




SEPTEMBER 



Todd Lavin proposes to Erin O 'Connor over dessert at their favorite 
restaurant in Philadelphia 



Elijah Clive Samuelson born 

John Ritter, actor who played the quirky ladies' man Jack Tripper on 

television's Three 's Company dies at age 54. 



Johnny Cash, highly influential country music singer and songwriter who 
was known as the "Man in Black," dies at age 7 1 



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Post exam party at Tikki Bob's — When Adam Davis first met Jessica 
Widmer 



California governor Gray Davis ousted in recall vote; actor Arnold 
Schwarzenegger elected in his place 

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Matt DiVietro dresses up as Dr. Fogel and asks him to recite the thirteen 

criteria of SLE 




DECEMBER 



Saddam Hussein is captured by American troops 



Melissa Genovese gets engaged to Brad Morgan 



The Wedding of Rain my Alam and Naureen AH 



Marriage of Erin Raughley to Ryan Fletcher 




JANUARY 



Farhana Baig engaged to Sadiq Syed 



FEBRUARY 



New England Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVIII 

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake created an enormous scandal when 

Timberlake ripped the bodice of Jackson's costume during the halftime 

show 



Sean Conley and Kristin McMenamin get engaged on the Cliffs of 

Mohr, Co. Clare, Ireland while Brad Sandella and Jim Sacco dance and 

sing to "the Sound of Music" in the background 



MARCH 



John Kerry secures Democratic nomination after winning nine out often 
primaries and caucuses 



Spain is rocked by terrorist attacks, killing more than 200. Al Qaeda 
takes responsibility 



West Philly High School Health Fair: organized by Lisa Beck, Beala 
Zubrowski, and William Sommerset 



APRIL 



U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and 

sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. Images spark 

outrage around the world 



MAY 



DO/MBA- MBA Graduation from St. Joseph University 

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Gay marriages begin in Massachusetts, the first state in the country 
legalize such unions 

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Eloise Rose Anderson is born to Aaron & Erin Anderson 

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Darrin Mangiacarne marries Gayl Levin 




JUNE 



rharlie Josiah Jones joins our family on this side of heaven... to Lisa and 
Jeff Jones 



Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, remembered for his 

Ioquence, his ability to connect with his constituency, and his unbridled 

optimism passes away at 93 years old. 

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Boards!! (yuck) 



Aidan Joseph Zakarewicz was born 



Rachel Kanner and Scott Liebman engaged 



Michael Moore gained an impassioned following with the release of 
Fahrenheit 9/11, a documentary harshly critical of President Bush, his 

administration, the war in Iraq, and Bush's handling of the war on 

;rrorism. Fahrenheit 9/11 took in nearly $22 million at the box office to 

become the highest-grossing documentary of all time. 



bedding of Damaskus Ana-Maria Caraballo & Joseph William Laskas at 

St. Thomas the Apostle in Glen Mills, PA. Reception at Honey Hills 

Farm in Media, PA 




JULY 



Marriage of alumni Dr. Rashad Wilkerson and 2006 graduate 
Denise Boggs in Portsmouth, VA 



Niko Varvarelis weds Bethany Studebaker in Akron, Ohio 



deredith Perry, Lisa Fedderson, Melissa Solomon and Chris Cho hit up 
Ocean City, MD for a girls' weekend of partying 



laj Khandagle proposes to Shereen Samuel at the Philadelphia Waterworks 




AUGUST 



Florida hit by hurricanes Bonnie and Charley 



Summer Olympics take place in Athens, Greece 



SEPTEMBER 



Tina Dailey publishes abstract in the Journal of The American Osteo- 
pathic Association 



Wedding of Elie Basch and Jackie Robins 



Hurricane Ivan ravages U.S. south 



U.S.'s final report on Iraq's weapons finds no WMDs 



Sally Phelan and Michael DelVecchio tie the knot in Tivoli, New York 



Jen Ernst gets engaged to Chris Strow on the beach in Cape May N.J. 




OCTOBER 



Christopher Reeve, actor who became a movie icon with the title role in 
1978's Superman passes away. 



Melissa Solomon and Meredith Peny go to Juiz de Fora, Brazil on a 
Rotary International Mission to save the world 




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Jarod Stragand asks Suzanne Demi to marry him on a hayride in Pitts- 
burgh, PA — of course, she said YES! 



A sink hole develops in the basement of 3434 Sunnyside Ave — home of 
Sara Callaway. Katie Heron, and Lisa Beck 

21 
Madeline Renee Ware born 



The Curse of the Bambino is broken — Boston Red Socks Wins the World 

Series. .first series in 86 years. Red Sox fans everywhere rejoice for the 

most amazing season in history 




NOVEMBER 



George W. Bush is reelected president, defeats John Kerry 



U.S. troops launch attack on Falluja, stronghold of the Iraqi insurgency 



11 
Yasir Arafat dies in Paris 



Brent Barnes engagement to Amy Timko 




DECEMBER 



Win- l)e \ngelis anil Tina Susi get engaged 




Erin O'Connor and Todd Lavin are married at St.Patrick's Church in 
Philadelphia 







19 
Evan James LeComte was born 



John Lewis and Lori Gerber get engaged 



Enormous tsunami devastates Asia; 200,000 killed 



Susan O 'Brien gets engaged to Lucas Guarino 
Andy Darlington proposes to Melissa Solomon on Santa Monica beach in LA 



Eli Ayli and Sheeba Moshrefi Engagement 




'05 



JANUARY 



Farhuna Baig married to Sadiq Syed 



Genevieve Skalak and Jesse Fritz are married in North Wales. PA 



Johnny Carson, legendary comedian who hosted NBC's The Tonight 
Show from 1962 to 1992 passes away. 




FEBRUARY 



Patriots beat Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX (Pats 24, Eagles 21] 



MARCH 



Corban Hintze Samuelson born 



Angela Lantang gets engaged to Anthony Recupero at Longwood 
Gardens 





Pope John Paul II Dies — John Paul, the first Polish pope and the first 

ion-Italian pope since 1522, dies after a long struggle with Parkinson's 

disease. 



Prince Charles Remarries — British prince marries longtime lover 
Camilla Parker Bowles 



Elsie Lee Smith is born to Jennifer and Brian Smith 



Caroline Lily DiVietro born to Matthew and Eunice 61bs 5 oz 

30 
Sean Conlev and Kristin McMenamin tie the knot 




MAY 



Kylie and David (DO' 05) get married in St. Marys, PA 




Rachel Kanner and Scott Liebman get married. 



JUNE 



Molly George, Edward Bahk, Saunora Prom, Etta Fitzgerald at Live 8 
Concert in Philadelphia PA 



Greg Skochko engaged to Jenn Dierberger at La Fortuna waterfall in 
Arenal, Costa Rica 



Raj and Shereen wed in Queenstown, MD 



Vanessa Schneider and Ethan Eiswerth get engaged in St.Thomas, U.S. 
Virgin Islands 




Melissa Genovese becomes Melissa Morgan 



Meera and Rujul 's engagement 




C/awqfJZWS fimtLt/tt 



Jarod Stragand asks Suzanne Denti to marry him on a hayride in Pitts- 
burgh. PA — of course, she said YES! 



A sink hole develops in the basement of 3434 Sunnyside Ave — home of 
Sara Callawav. Katie Heron, and Lisa Beck 



Madeline Renee Ware born 



The Curse of the Bambino is broken — Boston Red Socks Wins the World 

Series.. first series in 86 years. Red Sox fans everywhere rejoice for the 

most amazing season in history 




NOVEMBER 



George W. Bush is reelected president, defeats John Kerry 



U.S. troops launch attack on Falluja, stronghold of the Iraqi insurgency 

II 
Yasir Arafat dies in Paris 



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Brent Barnes engagement to Amv Timko 




Erin O'Connor and Todd Lavin are married at St.Patrick's Church in 
Philadelphia 




DECEMBER 



Nate DeAngelis and Tina Susi get engaged 




19 
Evan James LeComte was born 



John Lewis and Lori Gerber get engaged 



Enormous tsunami devastates Asia; 200,000 killed 



Susan O 'Brien gets engaged to Lucas Guarino 
Andy Darlington proposes to Melissa Solomon on Santa Monica beach in LA 



Eli Ayli and Sheeba Moshrefi Engagement 




'05 



JANUARY 



Farhana Baig married to Sadiq Syed 



Genevieve Skalak and Jesse Fritz are married in North Wales. PA 



Johnny Carson, legendary comedian who hosted NBC's The Tonight 
Show from 1962 to 1992 passes away. 




FEBRUARY 



Patriots beat Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX (Pats 24, Eagles 21) 



MARCH 



Corban Hintze Samuelson born 



Angela Lantang gets engaged to Anthony Recuperet at Longwood 
Gardens 




APRIL 



Pope John Paul II Dies — John Paul, the first Polish pope and the first 

ion-Italian pope since 1522, dies after a long struggle with Parkinson's 

disease. 



Prince Charles Remarries — British prince marries longtime lover 
Camilla Parker Bowles 



Elsie Lee Smith is born to Jennifer and Brian Smith 



Caroline Lily DiVietro born to Matthew and Eunice 61bs 5 oz 

30 
Sean Conlev and Kristin McMenamin tie the knot 




MAY 



Kylie and David (DO'05) get married in St. Marys, PA 




Rachel Kanner and Scott Liebman get married. 



JUNE 



Molly George, Edward Bahk, Saanora Prom, Etta Fitzgerald at Live 8 
Concert in Philadelphia PA 



Greg Skochko engaged to Jenn Dierberger at La Fortuna waterfall in 
Arenal, Costa Rica 



Raj and Shereen wed in Queenstown, MD 



Vanessa Schneider and Ethan Eiswerth get engaged in St.Thomas, U.S. 
Virgin Islands 




Melissa Genovese becomes Melissa Morgan 

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Meera and Rnjul 's engagement 




Rebekah Katherine Adamcyzk, D.O. 

Drew University: B.A. 
Union Beach. New Jersey 




Mom & Dad: I can"t begin to thank the two of you for 
all of the encouragement, motivation, support and 
unconditional love that you've given to me throughout 
my life. Through all of the bumps, twists and turns I've 
encountered, you were always there to cheer me on, and 
encourage me to move forward. Without you. I wouldn't 
have become the person I am today. I love you guys. 

Crandma & Grandpa: You two are the best! I couldn't 
pick two better cheerleaders! Thanks for always being on 
my side. I love you both. 

Frank. Beth. Eric. Michelle. Andrew. Amy, Tom & 
Josh: Although some of you have had to put up with me 
for longer than others, you've all gotten your fair share. 
I'm so lucky to have such wonderful brothers and sisters 
who are also the best bunch of friends anyone could ask 
for! Oh. and don't worry, you'll all get a family discount 
(maybe)' 

Keith: Thanks for your patience and motivation. It's 
been such a crazy 4 years, and I'm glad that we made it 
through together. Can't wait to see what the next 4 hold! 

Haifa & Lncle Bruce: LOVE YA! 



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Elizabeth Bagby Agnew, D.O. 

James Madison University, B.S. 
Reston. Virainia 




FINALLY! It's been a long haul, but I made it. I'm a 
doctor! There are many to whom I owe thanks for helping 

me along the way 

John - My true love. We've been through a lot and there's 
even more to come! I can't wait to see what's in store for 
us next. Thank you for letting me be myself and most of all 
for supporting me from the beginning. I love you. 
Mom and Dad - I couldn't have made it this far without 
your constant, unwavering support. You are the best 
parents EVER! 

Jane Thanks for being such a supportive sister and 
making sure I have kept up with the latest styles. I am so 
grateful to have you for a sister. 

Jane and Paul - Without you, I would have no husband up 
here to lean on. nor would I have a way to get around 
(thanks for the engine)! You are wonderful parents-in-law. 
The extended Holfmaster and Lombard families - 
Thank you for the fun times and support you have given me 
through the years. I am so lucky to have such a fantastic 
family! 

I he Nerd Herd - You guys are the best. Without you. I 
could not have made it through med school. Well, at least 
it wouldn't have been as much fun! Just remember. I can 
HEAR you. I just can't SEE you. Did you just call me fat? 



To the Class of 2006 

lasted! 



Good luck. It was fun while it 




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Rammy Ihsan Alam, D.O. 

James Madison University, B.A. 

Medical College of Virginia, M.S. 

Annandale, Virginia 




Rafah Salih Alsahlani, D.O. 

Duquesne University. B.S. 
Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 




""Believers will find whatever their hearts desire." 
(Quran 37:43) 

IN THF NAME OF GOD. THE BENEFICENT, THE 
MERCIFUL 

I have so many people to thank and so much to be 
grateful for. But there is one person who encouraged 
me, supported me and had the utmost of faith in me 
throughout the years, my father Salih Alsahlani. Al- 
though he is not here to see me become a physician- 
there is not a day that goes by that I don't remember him 
and wish to see him again. I dedicate my entire career 
as a physician to him. He is and always will be my 
hero. Thank you dad, I love you. 

Mom — you are my rock, and my pillar of strength, thank 
you for raising me and giving me unconditional love. 

Hussam. Muthena, and Hazem — thank you for all your 
support; we have a strong bond that no one can break. 

Thana — when I wished for a sister I never thought she 
would be as great as you are. I love you to death 

To my soul-mate - Salim. I adore you and thank God for 
you everyday. You have brought so much happiness 
into my life and made my life an exciting journey. I 
love you. 





Jong Wook An, D.O. 

James Madison University, B.S. 
Burke, Virginia 




I believe that the hands of doctor are 
more dangerous than the knife of 
thief when the doctor treats the pa- 
tients without honor and integrity. 
Thus, he needs to have honor and 
integrity to provide the best medical 
treatment to the patients who place 
their trust in him. 

"Never regard study as a duty, but 
as the enviable opportunity to 
learn."— Albert Einstein. 



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Aaron Daniel Anderson, D.O 

Oregon State University, 5.5., B.A. 
Hood River, Ore son 




Mi Amor: Erin, I'm so grateful for your love... I've loved 
our journey of romance, engagement, and move across the 
country to start medical school. You continue to amaze me 
with your beauty, ability to juggle being a wife/mom/med 
student, and have made these past 4 years the best years of 
my life. 

Eloise: I love you, daughter! You've been joy to get to 
know, and have helped us keep perspective and balance. 

Mom & Dad: Thank you for your deep love, guidance, 
and wisdom. Thanks for your hearts of compassion that 
provided me with the unique experiences and cultures 
growing up. 

Bryan: I have so much respect for you, and couldn't ask 
for a better brother. Vote for Pedro! 

Kristin: Congrats on finishing nursing school. Shall we 
work together soon? 

Katie: Congrats on finishing high school. You're so 
unique and talented - where to next? 

Harvest Rock Church: Pastors Jack and Jane. Josh and 
Harmony. John and Kimmy. Patrick and Sarah... thanks for 
lov my us and being our family here in Phil ly. 

Come in me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I 
will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 



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Nairobi D. Anderson, D.O. 

Prarie View A & M University, B.S. 
Houston, Texas 




"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he 
stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at 
the time of challenge." 

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

To my entire family both physical and spiritual, the 

wind beneath my wings. I love each you beyond what 

words can articulate. 

Thank you: 

Mamma and Daddy for making it east to "Just Do It"!!!! 

Ali for ATM impersonations 

Leroy, Kelechi, and "the boys" for showing me what is 

REALLY important in life 

Sharon and Jennifer, since middle and high school we 
have been a team. You have shown that paths can 
diverge just to converge again. Now, slow down with 
the family making so I can catch up!!! 

Megan and Joan, we studied together, we cried 
together, we prayed together, we grew together. I wish 
each of you more happiness than your hear can hold. 
I look forward to opening our capsule in 2016!! 

Mary and Dawn, my girls for life. My strength when I 
need prayer and my voice of reason when I need to be 
corrected. Ten years down and a lifetime to go!!! I 
can't wait to see what destiny has in store. I love you 
both!!! 



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Nadav Aviv, D.O. 

Lafayette College, B.S. 
Villanovd University, MA. 
Fantasy Land, New Jersey 





I am very lucky. There are, without exaggerating, 
probably 1 000 people that would love to be in my 
place today. I am no more gifted, smart, or 
deserving than any of these people. Some of 
these people were not selected by some random 
admissions committee for one silly reason or 
another, others were limited by disease, poverty 
or a whole host of things that hold people back 
from achieving their dreams. I hope that I re- 
member this as I go out to serve the world as 
physician. I hope that we all practice medicine as 
if those thousand people were all watching us, 
and do that which they hope they would do if they 
were in our place. 

I would not be able to be where I am without the 
support of my Mother, Father, and brother Tom. 
They have always given me there all and have 
never said no when there was a sacrifice to be 
made. They are wonderful people. 

Best of luck to you all my P-COM'padres. 

Oh one last thing. . .are you with me Dr. Wu? 



Elizabeth Awerbuch, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
East Windsor, New Jersey 




Mom & Dad - If it wasn't for your love and support, 
I don't think I could have made it this far. You 
always made sure I never gave up and told me to do 
the best I can and keep going. Here I am now, 
accomplishing my dream. Thank you for your 
guidance and everything you have given me. 1 
couldn't have asked for any better parents. I love you. 

Brendan - You've always been a great little brother. 
Thanks for letting me practice EKGs on you when we 
were kids. Thankfully for you, I couldn't play with 
the defibrillator. Thanks for always being there. I 
love you. 

Jared - You've been my biggest support since we 
met. Thank you for everything you have done for me. 
I am so glad that I have you in my life. I can't wait to 
see what the future brings for us. 1 love you with all 
my heart. 

C lass of 2006 - Congratulations to everyone!! It's 
been a long ride, but we made it. You are all wonder- 
ful people and I know everyone will succeed and do 
well in life. Good luck to everyone! 



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Elias Emile Ayli, D.O. 

Villanova University, B.S. 
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 




Sheeba Moshrefi Ayli, D.O. 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. B.S. 
Falls Church. Virginia 





Farhana Baig Syed, D.O. 

Washington College, B.S. 
Columbia, Maryland 




Mom, Dad, Nausheena, Romana, & Abrar: 

Well guys, looks like I made it afterall, but I never 
would have accomplished so much if you guys 
weren't there to make me laugh and push me when 
I needed it. Thank you so much for all of your 
love and support. 

Sadiq: You are the love of my life and I am 
incredibly blessed to have you. You have never 
given up on me and I appreciate your uncondi- 
tional support. I can't wait to see what wonderful 
adventures lay ahead of us. I will love you always. 

PCOM Friends: What a ride it has been over 
these last four years! I wouldn't have wanted to 
share this experience with another group of people. 
I wish you all the best of luck. Thank you for the 
wonderful memories. 

"I owe my success to having listened respectfully 
to the very best advice, and then going away and 
doing the exact opposite." — G. K. Chesterton 



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Charles Daniel Baker, D.O 



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S 
Abington, Pennsylvania 




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Nicole Lee Balchune, D.O. 



College Misericordia, B.S. 
University of Scranton 
Duryea, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad: You both have been my greatest inspira- 
tion. You have given me the opportunity, motivation, 
and confidence to accomplish anything. Thank you for 
your love and support. You always told me to follow 
my dreams and look where this advice has gotten me! 
You have made me who I am today. I love you! 

Joey & Matt: Two of the best brothers a sister can ask 

for! Thank you for your love and 

support and especially for keeping me laughing no 

matter how stressed I 

was. I'm so proud you both. I love you guys! 

Joe: I'm so thankful to have you (and Bella) I my life. 
Thank you for keeping me sane and always being there 
during the highs and lows. You have stood by me 
through the years and I can't thank you enough for 
your support and encouragement. I love you! 

Uncle Bill, Char, Pat & Mag: My four biggest fans! 
You have been so wonderful and I'm so proud to be 
your niece! I love you all! 

My Family and Friends: I appreciate all you have done 
for me. Thanks for always listening to my crazy 
stories and keeping me laughing. Love you guys! 



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Jason Scott Ballin, D.O. 

University of Texas, B.A. 
San Antonio. Texas 




Thank you to the following people in my life: 

Mom. Dad. Craig. Bailey, and Keeno 

We did it!! I say we. because I would not be where I am today 
without the love, patience, and support from each of you. Mom 
and Dad. you never let me doubt myself. Like you say Dad. 
"It's in the genes". 

Craig, you have taught me so much and your determination 
inspires me more than you know. 

Katie 

Who would have thought that a guy from Texas would need to 
travel all the way to Philadelphia to find the love of his life? 
Even though we only met two years ago. I can't remember my 
life without you. What else can I say except that you*re my 
world. Babe, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with 
you. By the way. I sure am glad that I approached you at that 
party!! Ha! 

P< OM Friends 

It's been an amazing four years that went by too quickly. 

Here's to some of the memories along the way: 

Boards study sessions at the WG (Charles will be there at 0700) 

Early morning runs on the OC boardwalk 

Free golf in Laporte (The 4 of us combined equal 1 Joey I)) 

Road trips to Monterey. Cooperstown. Arizona, New York 

City. Texas (Enough said) 

Runner's Club ( If only we could all be like Greg Diesel) 

OIS in Newport, Rl (Camp PCOM) 

My best to everyone in the Class of 2006!! 



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Christopher Michael Bariana, D.O. 

Rutger University, B.A. 
Williamstown, New Jersey 




My Years at PCOM have been memorable. 

I would like to give special thanks to my family 

and friends. 

■ To my grandfather, my mentor, the most 
caring physician I know, and for his 
constant guidance and inspiration. 

■ To my father, for his love, support and 
giving me no other choice, but to succeed. 

■ To my step dad Richard, for his vast 
medical knowledge and his ability to beat 
me at Scrabble. 

■ To my Gram, for her TLC and nurturing 

■ To my step mom T, for helping to raise me 

■ To my sisters and brothers for making me 
laugh when I needed it most 

■ To Dr. Luciano, for being a role model, 
believing in me, and letting me do my first 
sternotomy. 

■ To my peeps, for putting up with my 
BS...not bowel sounds either. 

■ To my Steph for your love, doting, and 
fabulous cooking 

■ Last but not least, thanks to my Mom 
(a.k.a. NORAD), for being my complaint 
department, my secretary, and my 411. 
Love you. 



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Brent A. Barnes, D.O 

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. 

Beaver. Pennsylvania 




Amy, Thank you for your never ending love and 
support. The road has been a long and challenging one 
but you were always there to help me navigate through 
the twists and turns that came my way. I definitely 
could not have completed the trip without you. You 
give me the strength to do my best each and every day. 
You provide a sense of stability in my life that I could 
not live without. 1 love you so much and I always will. 

Mom and Dad. We have a very special relationship 
and for that I am grateful every day. You have always 
put your children first as though it were inconceivable 
to have it any other way. I simply could not ask for 
more ama/ing parents. I love you both very much. 

Grandma and liaba. Thanks for always being there to 
lend a helping hand. I know that I can always count on 
you to do everything within your power to help me out. 

Joey, llavyn, dil and Phil. \\ e've had some good 
times and somehow managed to get a little work done 
as well. You guys are awesome and are going to do 
great thincs. 





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Julie Lynn Bartholomae, D.O. 

St. Francis University, B.S. 
Trafford, Pennsylvania 




Laugh and Sing 

'Tis mirth that fills the veins with blood, 

More than wine, or sleep, or food; 

Let each man keep his heart at ease; 

No man dies of that disease! 

He that would his body keep 

From diseases, must not weep; 

But whoever laughs and sings. 

Never he his body brings 

Into fevers, gout, or rheums, 

Or lingeringly his lungs consumes; 

Or meets with ague in his bone, 

Or catarrhs, or griping stone: 

But contented lives for aye: 

The more he laughs, the more he may! 

by John Fletcher from The Knight of 
the Burning Pestle 



Elie L. Basch, D.O. 

McMaster University, B.Kin. 

The University of Western Ontario, M.Sc. 

Thornhill. Canada 




To all the special people in my life, my family and 
friends, I could not have accomplished my dream of 
graduating from medical school without your 
constant support. 

Mom and Dad, you have always been there for me 
when I have needed you. Your unconditional love 
and encouragement throughout the years have 
made me the person I am today. Without your 
support. I would not have had the confidence to 
pursue my dreams and follow my heart. You have 
sacrificed so much for us, and I can only hope that 
I have made you proud. 

Lisa and Jason, you are my best friends. Lisa, I 
admire your enthusiasm and your willingness to go 
after what you want. Jason, I admire your hard 
work and dedication. I know that no matter how far 
apart we are from each other, the three of us will 
always remain close. 

Jackie, my beautiful wife, you are the whole world 
to me. Without you, I would never have made it to 
this point. We have started to build our lives 
together, and I know that as long as we have each 
other, all our hopes and dreams will one day be 
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Jack F. Basile, D.O. 

Villanova University, B.A. 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad - You two have stood by me 
through everything and have always been there 
to support me. I definitely could not have made 
it through all twenty-two years of school without 
both of you. Thank you. You two are the best. 
I love you both. 

Karen - The best sister around. That bottle of 
wine you gave me to drink at my medical school 
graduation, well we can drink it now. 

Brian - "You ridin', or you hidin'?" 

My bike - Thanks for the daily distraction and 
all the good rides. 

Charlie - Meow! 

Marcie - Happy Birthday. I'm so glad we met 
way back in spin class during my second year. 
You have supported me through everything. 
The last few years with you have been the best. 
A huge shout out to Marcie! 




Robert Anthony Bassett, D.O 



Brandeis L 'niversity, BA 

Newtown, Connecticut 




To my Mom and Dad, 

Not from your body 
your heart gave birth 
I was your child 
you gave me worth 
Not of your flesh 
no less your own 
You taught me love 
see how it 's grown 

-Scott D. Hughey 

To my Grandparents, This was for you. 

Chris, I'm so proud to be your brother, now 
call Mom once in awhile. 

Blair, 

Tengo hambre de tu boca, de tit voz, de tit pelo 
y por las calles vqy sin nutrirme, call ado, 
no me sostiene el pan, cl alba me desquicia, 
busco el sonido liquido de tits pies en el diet. 

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Mari Mumta Batta, D.O. 

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. 
Media, Pennsylvania 





DADDY & MOMMY: From you I learned compassion, 
diligence and a love for life. Who I am is because of such 
loving selfless parents. Thank you for always being there 
for me, picking me up when I was down and for always 
believing in me. Ahgatougozaimashita! Danyavat! 

RISA: My little sister with a heart of gold! Thank you 
for reminding me that the little things in life make us 
happy. Now, where's my Hale Nochi GUU~?! 

STO: My soulmate, my Stinky. Your cooking kept me 
full, your jokes kept me laughing, your love kept me 
warm. Thank you for your love, support, encouragement, 
and most importantly, patience! I am eternally grateful to 
have you in my life. 
Daisukiyo, your Squeaky. 

SMOOCHIE & MOO: Nya~! 

MY FAMILY: Physically we may be oceans apart, but 
emotionally, mentally and spiritually we are side by side. 
Thank you for your words of wisdom and awe-inspiring 
encouragement. 

MY FRIENDS: Yay! We did it! Thank you all for 
helping make these last four years so much fun! 
Congratulations! 




Q.O 



Lisa Nicole Beck, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University. B.S. 
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 



Mom and Dad: Your constant love and encouragement 
have been my drive on this long and uphill yet fulfill- 
ing path. Without your cheering at my swim meets, 
long drives to and from State College, or calming my 
tears after anatomy tests, I would have no foundation 
on which to build. 1 know you are my biggest fans, but 
you are also my moral compass and voices of reason. 
Your selflessness and unconditional love have guided 
me on this journey, for which I am grateful. You have 
made being your daughter an honor. 

Jamie: You're my best friend, I can't imagine not 
growing up with you. You go above and beyond the 
duties of a sister. I'm proud of what you have accom- 
plished and you continue to surprise me each day. 

Sunnyside Girls: You've made medical school not 
only bearable, but exciting and enjoyable. I've never 
laughed as much as v. hen u e are a trio. May we 
continue to dine out, all pile in someone's room, or 
lounge on the deck and barbeque. I couldn't have 
sur\ived school without best friends like you! 

"There are two ways of spreading light: to he the 
Candle or the mirror that reflects it. " 

-Edith Wharton 




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Lauren Noto Bell, D.O. 

Colgate University, B.A. 
Dunmore, Pennsylvania 




Brian: Could I be the luckiest girl alive? You have 
been so wonderful to me. Thank you for your 
endless support and keeping me motivated, espe- 
cially when I didn't want to be. From the start, you 
have been by my side, cheering me on, and making 
me smile through it all (even when I wasn't the most 
pleasant person to be around). I am so grateful for 
your love all these years. I love you more with each 
setting sun. 

Mom and Dad: Words cannot express my gratitude 
to you both. You have been my proverbial "rock". I 
thank you for your boundless love, encouragement, 
and guidance. Thank you for giving me every 
opportunity to succeed. You've always allowed me 
to make my own decisions and learn from my 
mistakes — you have made me strong. Thank you 
for your unwavering support and unconditional love. 

Dave: The funniest person I know! The "Fimm 
Family" stills cracks me up, and I cannot help but 
chuckle when I picture you staring off into space at 
the dinner table, thinking about your "script". You 
have accomplished great things, and you have so 
much ahead of you. You make a big sister so proud. 



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Dan Taylor Benscoter, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania Slate University, B.S. 
North Syracuse, New York 




Mom and Dad - I cannot even begin to tell you 
how much your love and support means to me. 
You have been wonderful parents, exceptional role 
models, and outstanding examples of how to live in 
Christ's love. Thank you a million times over. 

Julie and Doug - I never thought that I would have 
a younger sister and brother to look up to. I am in 
awe of who you both have become and look 
forward to seeing who you will be. Thank you for 
supporting me. Thank you for putting up with me. 
Thank you for truly being family. I love you both. 

Friends Old and New - You have been there with 
me during all these times that we call life. From 
taking road trips to walking the golf course, I will 
remain eternally grateful to all of you for giving me 
the privilege of calling you my friends. I cannot 
wait to see what the future holds for all of us. 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, 

always fully devoted to the work <>/ the Lord, 
knowing that in him the Lordyour labor is not in 
vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 





Shaun Robert Black, D.O. 

Gannon University, B.S. 
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 





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Thanf^youfor all the love and support 
over the Cast four years. I would have 
never been a6Ce to make this journey with- 
out you. 

(Friends and Family, 

I thanf^all of you who have stood Be- 
hind me while I strivedto reach my goal. I 
am proud and grateful to have spent the 
last four years with all of you. 



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Raymond Bobb, D.O 

Thomas Jefferson University, BSN 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 




I want to take this time to thank 
my family and friends for their 
support during these past few 
years. It has been very difficult 
balancing work, school, and 
parenting. I appreciate all the time 
and help they have given me to 
allow me to make it to where I am 
today. Everyone has given their 
time, and gone out of their way to 
help lighten my load with my kids, 
their schooling, and their many 
extra curricular activities. I hope 
that I will continue to make every- 
one proud. 



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Denise Boggs-Wilkerson, D.O. 

Xavier University of Louisiana, B.S. 
Port Richey, Florida 




All praises and glory to God, for without the 
strength He has given me through those He has 
divinely placed in my life I would have fallen 
short long ago. Rashad, I love you and I am 
grateful for your support and for you giving me 
the opportunity to be a mother to two amazing 
children. God had a plan, and our young family 
has been my deepest source of strength and 
endurance. Mom, I am who I am because of 
your love and strength. Thank you for always 
giving me the chance and the confidence to take 
life on and for being there when it was too much 
for me to bear. To my sister and brothers, 
thank you for being there to help me stay 
grounded and giving me a place to go and just 
be me. Daddy, I love you and appreciate your 
quiet wisdom and strength; it has been calming 
through some difficult times. To the rest of my 
village, thanks for loving me through the chaos. 

"The role of a physician is to cure sometimes, 
relieve often, and comfort always" 

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Melissa Marie Boltz, D.O. 

Nova Southeastern University, B.S. 
Weston. Florida 




Mom and Dad. 

I could not have asked for better par- 
ents. I am so greatful for the values 
you have instilled in me, for your 
continuous support, and your uncondi- 
tional love. Thank you for encourag- 
ing me to pursue my dreams. I love 
you both. 

Michelle, 

Thanks for being such an amazing 
sister and friend. You always make 
me laugh—especially when I don't feel 
like it. I'm so proud of you. I know 
you will accomplish great things. 

To everyone else who has supported 
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Corynne Ann Boyer, D.O. 

Stockton State College, B.S. 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, M.S. 

Saint Joseph's University, M.B.A. 

Royersford. Pennsylvania 




To my sisters Sarah, Jill, Kristin, 
Sue. ..Seemed like a good idea at the 
time. Thank you for helping me through it 
all. Thank you for telling me when I 
should open my mouth, but more impor- 
tantly when I should shut up. Thank you 
for all the late nights and early mornings. 
It's hard to be us. 

To my girlfriends Suzanne, Amy, Jane, 
Smell, Vic, Anne Marie... I can't count the 
times I have turned to you not only to find 
that your were already on it. You guys 
are the best. Who else could I send on 
stalking missions and not be embar- 
rassed? I love you all so much. Anytime 
you need a little college, you just give me 
a call. 

Mommy and Daddy. ..I'm a doctor. Don't 
try cutting me off or I'll move home and 
get another dog. I love you!!! Who's your 
favorite? 




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Nicole Bright, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 

Tniladelphia. Pennsylvania 




To my heavenly father, the ever so merciful and forgiving: 
Thank you for showing me the light in a world filled 
with darkness. You told me this was for me and 
fulfilled your promise. I am a vessel for you to use to 
touch others. I am so blessed to be one of the chosen 
and will spend a lifetime serving you. 

Mom and Dad: 

No words can describe how greatful I am to be your 
daughter. I could never begin to express my gratitude 
for your love and support. You have given me every- 
thing I needed, wanted and so much more. Thank You 

To my family: 

You are the foundation on which 1 stand. Your hands 

and hearts are always open in time of need. 

To my friends: 

We have made it this far and I hope we have many 

more years to come. Thank you for always being there. 

Class of 2006 

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Michael Bradley Brough, D.O. 

Brigham Young University, B.S. 
Cedar City, Utah 




To Liz: I could not have done this with- 
out you! Thank you for being my best 
friend, endless support and my vacation 
from medical school the past 4 years. 
You're the love of my life and I can't 
imagine life with out you. This degree is 
as much yours as mine. I love you! 

To my girls Ashley & Sara: Your 
laughter and smiles have kept me sane. 
Life without you wouldn't be any fun. I 
look forward to being your 'daddy' the 
rest of my life! 

To family & friends: I made it! Who 
would have ever thought a 'Brough' 
could be a doctor?! Thanks for all your 
support and encouragement. 




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Lori Marie Brown, D.O 

Allegheny College, B.S. 
Eldersville, Pennsylvania 



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Mom and Dad- Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! I 
wouldn't be here if not for you. You believed in my 
dreams every step of the way. You're unconditional 
love and support made all of this possible. I love you! 

Dale- 1 have always and will continue to look up to my 
amazing big brother. You inspired me to do my best 
and for that I thank you. 

Nicole- I am so proud to call you my sister and friend. 
You are beautiful in every way. Thank you for always 
listening and believing in me! 

Lauren- I couldn't have asked for a better sister-in-law. 
Thank you for everything. 



Dylan- Reach for the stars, little one. 
make us all proud. I love you. 



Matt- You're my favorite. Dr. Flanagan. I would not 
have made it without you! You are my strength, my 
inspiration and my best friend. I am happier with you 
than I could have ever imagined. You're my one and 
only, baby, and I am so blessed to have you in my life. 
1 look forward to laughing with you every day until 
we're gray and winkled. I will love and treasure you 
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The College of New Jersey, B.S. 
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To My Family: Mom and Dad: Thank 
You for all your love and support. I 
could not have done this without you. 
Both of you inspire me to do great things 
with my life. 

Liza, Matt, and the kids: Thank You for 
always believing in me and for encourag- 
ing me to do my best. 

To My Friends: Well, I finally made it! 
Thank You for reminding me to get my 
nose out of the books and enjoy life once 
in awhile. I will never forget the fun 
times we've had. Bring on your medical 
questions! 

To The Class of 2006: Congratulations! ! 
You have truly made the last four years 
enjoyable. Best of Luck to everyone as 
we begin our new careers! 



Benjamin Bullock, D.O 

Hampton University, B.A. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: Thank you for all your 
support. 

Mom: Thanks for all the encouragement 
and sweet words of wisdom. 

Dad: Thanks for being a strong mentor and 
role model. 

Adam, Dusty, Wyndi, and Jenny: You have 
been a good supporting cast. 

Crystale: I could have never done it with- 
out you. 

To Ron , Steve, Quiana, Greg, Rayvon, Kenny 
and all my other friends and family 
thankyou for your added support 

" If you strive to do your best you will 
succeed!" 





Christopher J. Buzas, D.O. 

Moravian College, B.S. 

Thomas Jefferson University, M.S. 

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: Can you believe it? I am finally done. 
Thanks for always being there for me. no matter what 
was going on. You always taught me to give it my all 
and to never expect anything but the best. I would never 
be where I am right now without you. I am eternally 
grateful for all that you have done for me. 

Heather and Jessica: You guys are the best sisters that 
a brother could ever have. Thanks for putting up with 
my crap whenever I was stressed out. Although I do not 
show it sometimes, I love you guys very much. 

Joe: Thanks for being the best friend I guy could have. 
You always know how to keep things light and fun. 
When you become rich, I will quit my job and clean 
your pool. 

Jonathan, Deric, Andy, and Ginsberg: We finally did 
it. Thanks for all the good times. Thanks for letting me 
sleep on your couch when I had nowhere else to go. 
Jon, remember that you do not have to put EVERY- 
THING in the chart. 

Robin: What can I say? You are by far the best thing 
that has ever happened to me. I am the luckiest guy in 
the world to have ever met you. You have been there 
through the thick and the thin and you have always had 
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Laura Lynn Byroade, D.O. 

Albright College. B.S. 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 




Mom: You are the wind beneath my wings. Ever since I 
was a little girl, you have always believed in me. I owe 
you the world. I am so proud to have you as a mother and 
a best friend. Thank you for all of your love and prayers. 
I will always be your Nara. 

Dad: The wisdom that you have bestowed upon me has 
made me the women that I am today. Your strong will 
and motivation has given me the inspiration to fulfill my 
dreams. I love you Dad. 

C hris: Thanks for all of your support and the updates 
from Johnstown. Good luck with your career in Harris- 
burg. 

Dan. the man: Hello? Hello? Dan you there... .oh Dan 
be} that's up? What the heck? I wish you the best after 
Penn State, you are the best little brother anyone could 
ever ask for. 

Tom: I am so happy we met that day in the library: it was 
the greatest day of my life. "Hey would you like a piece 
of gum'.'" I cannot imagine my life without you. 1 will 
alu ays be here for you, thank you for all of your love. I 
love \ou meatball man! 

Grandma. Cram, and Pap: Thank you for all the good 
pita bread and the newspaper clippings, love you all! 
To m\ PCOM friends: Best wishes to everyone and 
Congrats! Jen. you are the greatest friend. I am going to 
miss you and all of your Kansas ways, love you. L-Dog: 
What can I say.. its FRIDAY. Katie, Sara, and Lisa: you 
guys are the best Jess: good luck at PCOM roomie, and 
don't let the mouse get ya! 

I he Kopinski Family: Thank you for all of your support. 
<.-\er\ single one of you mean so much to me! 



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Scott W. Calcagno, D.O. 

Cornell University, B.A. 
Jamison, Pennsylvania 




Sara Beth Callaway, D.O. 

University of Delaware, B.A. 
Harrington. Delaware 




To my parents: You have formed the foundation of my character and 
helped me to grow into the woman 1 am today. Mom-your endless love 
and caring nature and Dad- your integrity and honest soul inspire me. 
Over the past four years, life has dealt us some unexpected challenges. 
Without your love, support and constant presence in my life, I would have 
been lost. I love you both with all my heart. 

To my brother: we ha\c come a long way — from fights in the pool, the 
paint wars in Iowa, struggles for the remote control, dog toys flying 
through the air, a couple holes in the wall, and the infamous middle linger 
incident. Despite it all. I have always admired you and looked to you for 
guidance (and to take my shoes off after a long night out). I love you and 
am proud to be your sister. Thank you for always supporting me! 

To the Conchs: I am amazed and proud to have five strong-willed, 
independent, free-spirited and successful women as my bestest friends. 
Our gatherings mean the world to me and give me the strength to tackle 
any challenge. C-O-N-f -HH! 

To my littlest supporter, Benjamin: I only hope you are as proud to be my 
godson as I am to be your godmother. I love your smile, your laugh, your 
constant energy, and your ability to always cheer me up. 

To the Girls of Sunnyside — Dr. Beck & Dr. Heron: I am so proud not only 
to ha\e you as collegues but as my dearest friends. I cherish our long 
nights studying, the nc\er-ending laughter, and the occasional tears. To all 
our great & classic moments — me not drinking at the last 3 bars, breaking 
in the house, the flood of 2004. the attack of the ants, and cold nights 
huddled on the couch w ith our cups of tea in hand. I love you both dear]) ! 

To m> Nanny. Aunt Till & Uncle Norman, and especially my dear Aunt 
Nancy: I « ish you were here to enjoy this celebration. I miss you all hut 
cherish the time we had together. I dedicate this accomplishment to you. 



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Taylor Bliss Chambers, D.O. 

Elizabethtown College, B.S. 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 




I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you 

have received. Be completely humble and gentle; 

be patient, bearing with one another in love. 

Ephesians 4:1-2 

Thanks to God, through whom all things are 
possible! Thanks to my amazing parents, 
loving husband, and all my family and 
friends, who have been a constant source of 
encouragement and support. Mom and 
Dad, I am humbled daily by the sacrifices 
you have made. This is our accomplish- 
ment, not mine. Michael, you are a blessing 
beyond words and I am proud to call you 
my husband. You are sure to become a 
wonderful physician someday. I love you 
all! 




Douglas Lee Charles, D.O 



Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S, 
Lancaster. Pennsylvania 




"Fear not, for I am u ith you: be not dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you. yes, I will help you, l will uphold you with my 
righteous right hand. " Isaiah 41:10 

To Jesus, my Lord: Thank you for all the blessings you have 
gi\en me in my life. I know thai all my gifts and abilities have 
come from you. I pray that I can grow closer to you each day. 

To Christine: You are so beautiful and I am so blessed to have 
you as my wife. I can't imagine getting through medical school 
without you. I love you so much. You are far more precious than 
jewels. I can't wait to see you as a mom. Thank you for giving me 
the above verse when we started medical school. Here's one for 
you: 

"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all. 
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the 
Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31: 29-30 

lo M\ Family: Thanks for all of the support and encouragement 
that you guys have given me. I relish the times we are able to get 
together as a family. 

Mom & Dad- As I look back on my life I have realized that you 
provided us kids with a foundation that w ill never be shaken. 
Thanks. 

Jack & Winne- You are a second mom and dad to me and thank you 
for your help and blessings in this crazy journey of medical school. 
Grandpa & Grandma Charles & Grandma Musscr- I know I will 
ne\cr totally comprehend how your prayers for your grandchildren 
ha\e helped sustain us. Ken & Sarah. Kim & Daryl, Deb & Dave, 
John & Rachacl. Greg & Tammy, Jen. Matt, Andrew- The hilarious 
stories are too numerous to put in here. ..nuff said. 

["O Mj t riends: F.ric & Lindsay and Michael & Jendy -It's been 
great lojust hang out and not let our li\cs become totally consumed 
by medicine. Thanks to PCOM's CMA for the bible studies and 
speakers that always pointed us lo the Truth. Also thanks to SMI 
'04 that broadened my worldview. Mike- Mexican coke, dain, 
queen, sonic, and spread eagle. To all other friends that have made 

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Christine H. Cho, D.O. 

Ursinus College, B.S. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 




To my Family: Mom, everything good in me comes 
from you. Thank you for your love and support through- 
out the years. You are the strongest, smartest and most 
beautiful person I know. 

Dad, without your presence in my life, I would not be 
where I am today. All of my success, I owe to you. I will 
never be able to thank you enough for the sacrifices you 
have made for me. 

Mom and Dad stay youthful and keep on dancing! I love 
you both so much! 

My oldest sister Kay, you will always be my greatest role 
model. Your wisdom and encouragement have comforted 
me through many tough times. You are my rock. 
My sister Julie, thank you for keeping me grounded and 
for telling me not to study so much. You are the cool 
ocean breeze in my life. 

My baby brother John, I am so proud of the success you 
have accomplished. You will always hold the most 
precious place in my heart. Thank you for being born. 

Em: I am so grateful for our friendship. You've always 
been there for me. Thank you so much for your support 
and encouragement and mostly for putting up with me. 
Cheers! 

PCOM: Beekman Place Crew, South Beach Spring 
Break, Step 1 study group and the 1 st quarter of the 

alphabet you know who you are. It's been a pleasure 

training with you. Thanks for a good laugh! Good luck to 
you all! 




Christopher Cianci, D.O. 

University of Scranton, B.S. 
Jessup, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad, 

I would like to thank you for your 
constant love and support. From the 
first day of school to the last, I have 
always looked to you for your guidance 
and wisdom. You have never once let 
me down as parents, role models or 
friends. I love you both very much. 

Lindsay, 

I want to thank you for always being 
there for me. I love you with all my 
heart and I'm excited to start our lives 
and careers together. 



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Jermaine G. Clarke, D.O. 

The University of Toledo, B.S. 

Saint Joseph 's University, M.B.A. 

Spanish Town, Jamaica 




To Mom: Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made over 
the years, your dedication commitment and strength have all 
contributed greatly to my success. You are the most awesome 
mom ever. 

To My Wife: Sabrina, you have been the one constant in my 
life over the last 8 years. You are my inspiration, my strength 
and my everything. I am so fortunate to have a woman like 
you. You are the definition of perfection. Thank you for being 
patient, supportive, understanding and most of all, thank you 
for the greatest gift of all, my son Jermaine. Love you baby. 

To Fabian: You have been a great brother and friend. I 
believe in you and I know you will be in this same position in 
the near future, just continue to work hard and stay focused. 

To Joe and Jermaine: You both are great kids. Joe, I would 
like to let you know that I am extremely proud of you. 
Jermaine you are a chip off the old block. Love you both. 

To Tameka: You have been a great friend since day one. We 
came, we say and "mash it up". Where ever you are in the 
future, I wish you the best of luck. And continue to work on 
your pool game, some day you'll be as good as me. 

"The heights bv great men reached and kept were not at- 
tained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept 
were toiling upward through the night. " 

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University of Michigan, B.S. 

University of London Kings College, M.Sc. 

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Mom and Wayne: It seems like you have 
always been there to bail me out of trouble even 
before I started medical school. I never would 
have been able to do it without you guys. I wish 
I could say more than thank-you, but you will 
have to wait until I make the big bucks! . 

Dad: Thanks for all the encouragement, and the 
vacations to San Antonio! It's been a crazy four 
years but your advice and support have helped 
me come a long way. 

Matt. Jodi, and Shaun: I wish we didn't live so 
far away from each other. You have always 
been there for me. I just wish we could have 
spent more time together these past four years, 
but it went so fast. I love you all. 

To friends made and lost along the way, you 
made my experience at PCOM memorable and I 
hope we cross paths again someday soon. I've 
learned a lot about life, and a lot about people 
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Kristin Anne McMenamin Conley, D.O. 

LaSalle University, B.A. 
Warrington, Pennsylvania 




Sean - Sunshine! Can you believe that we have 
made it through this journey of medical school?!?! I 
could not have made it through the years without 
your love and support, (especially those life-chang- 
ing decisions made on the 6 th floor of the parking 
garage.) April 30 th was the happiest day of my life. I 
love you. US Navy... Here come the Conley's! 

Mom and Dad - Everything from the day you 
brought me into this world has been a sacrifice from 
you to me. I am so grateful and blessed to have had 
all of the opportunities to this point. Thanks for 
keeping me on the right track. You guys give from 
the heart always. Thanks for the roast beef dinners 
and goodies along the way! 

Kourtney and Kieragh - SISTERS! I will always 
cherish all the fun times we have shared at 1503 
Laurel and beyond. Thank you for all your prayers 
and support through school. There is always room in 
our place for you chicas...and Max too! 

MomMom -You have given so much of your heart 
to Sean and I over the years-the stories, the Irish 
jokes and your love. Thank you for the beef stew. 
We love you! 



Sean Patrick Conley, D.O. 

University of Notre Dame, B.S. 
Do\ lestown, Pennsylvania 



"Life is the journey, not the destination. So enjoy it." 

Kristin - I can't begin to put into words what your support. 
patience and love have meant to me since you first stopped 
to help me change that flat tire 5 short years ago. Since then 
\\e'\e had so many crazy-beautiful moments and adven- 
tures. I can't help but smile thinking of what's yet to come. 

Mom & Dad - 4 years ago I returned home to continue my 
education because I realized how much I missed family. 
Throughout it all you've been there to reassure, support, and 
push when needed. Thanks for the home cooked meals, 
weekends at the shore and for use of the laundry machine! 

McMenamins - They say when you marry a girl, you marry 
her whole family. Well. I couldn't have imagined a better 
group. From roast beef dinners and card games to July 4 ,h 's 
at the "country club", it's going to be hard leaving home. 
Thanks for all the great memories and support you've given 
Kristin and I. 

270 \\ . \\ alnut Lane Well fellas, we made it. And we 
sure had a great time doing it. PCOM wouldn't have been 
the same without you. From the Aloha party to Day 
Dreams, roast pigs and House Nights out. I'm gonna miss 
you guys. Mark, stop throwing out the utensils. "Respect 
the f rat!" 



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Kevin Andrew Copeland, D.O. 



Neumann College, B.S. 
Wilmington, Delaware 




"Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder 

So I can't look back for too long. 

There's just too much too see waiting in front of me, 

And I know I just can't go wrong". 

-Jimmy Buffett 

Mom, Dad and Jennie - Thanks for all the 
support and encouragement over the past four 
years Throughout my life, you have always 
helped me every step of the way and I am grate- 
ful for each and everything you have done for 
me. 

Lori - A small paragraph cannot begin to say 
what you mean to me. You are the love of my life 
and you have kept me smiling ever since the day 
we met. Thank you for believing in me, and for 
keeping me laughing, as well as putting up with 
my coring stories. I would not have been able to 
do this without you. I cannot wait to see what lies 
ahead for you, me and our little girl, Emily. 

Friends - It is unreal to think four years have 
come and gone. It seems like yesterday when 
Frank the Tank made his first appearance... thanks 
to Andy, Big John, Ginsburg, and Czynski....You 
guys certainly kept things at school interesting. To 
all those in my anatomy group, I hope none of us 
become surgeons (poor Wilma). My friends in J- 
7, thank you for being a great group of people 
who made rotations a blast. 




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Benjamin Coplan, D.O 



Tufts University, B.A. 

Syracuse. New York 




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When just then 
I thought I saw 
The finish line. 

Funny how 

Just right now 

I look again — 

The line's askew. 

Drawing near, 

We shall not fear 

This ever changing point of view 

The path it meets 

Our feats and cleats 

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Colorado State University, B.S. 
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Over the past four years, medical school has changed 
me and challenged me in many different ways. It has 
given me the opportunity to define some of my 
weaknesses and overcome them. It has also helped 
me realize that maintaining a balanced life truly is the 
key to happiness. Perhaps, most importantly, I have 
learned that I can only be myself, but I can always be 
better. 

I want to thank all of my beautiful friends and family 
for all the laughter, deep conversations, and good runs 
that always lifted my spirits and helped me keep 
things in perspective. Your love is my most valuable 
possession. 

I am excited about what lies ahead. As a physician, I 
will strive to live and work in a way that fosters 
wellness. As a friend and colleague, I will respect 
and learn from differing opinions and life styles. 
Using my knowledge and skills, I hope to work with 
patients and the community to improve the way we 
live and the way we live together. 

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Gwynedd Mercy College, M.S. 
Warrington, Pennsylvania 




And four years were gone just like that. 
To my mom: For being my cheerleader especially 
when times were rough, I thank you and I love you. 
To my sister, Amy: For supporting me in anything I 
choose to do, I thank you and I love you. 
To Chet and Jenn: For helping me to find humor in 
this crazy ride, I thank you and I love you. 
To my dad: For inspiring me to do what I love, I miss 
you and I love you. 

To new friends: I never expected to come here and 
meet some of the most amazing friends. Thank you 
for your support, love, and inspiration. I feel blessed 
to have you all in my life. Without you, I could not 
have made it through these four years. 

To old friends: Thank you for reminding me that 
doctor jokes are not always funny and certain topics 
are not dinner conversation. 

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender 
w ith the young, compassionate with the aged, sympa- 
thetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and 
strong because someday in your life you have been all 
of these." —George Washington Carver 



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State University of New York at New Paltz, B.S. 
Great Neck, New York 





If it was not for the love of my family and 
the sacrifices of so many I would not have had the 
opportunity to write this passage and achieve my 
dream. To my parents, your unconditional love 
and support provided me with the needed stepping 
stones to cross many rivers of challenges, 
struggles and victories. Your love for me has 
always been in abundance, whether it was a battle 
with the Board of Education, a six hour drive in 
an ice storm, or a simple kiss good night. To my 
sister, you have taught me to perfect the art of 
understanding. We started out as the familial 
"adversarial" brother and sister, and today we 
have grown closer than I could ever have imag- 
ined. You are inspiring to me and you are also my 
friend. I never know what to expect, but I do 
know that you always surprise me, sub shop girl. 
To my family and friends, a simple "thank you", 
the simplest words of all, is the best way for me to 
recognize all that you have done for me and for 
giving me my dream. 

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Gannon University, B.S. 
Eric. Pennsylvania 




Mom: Words cannot express my gratitude. You have 
and always will be my "rock." 1 thank you with 
everything I am. I Love You! 

Tom: The Love of my life! We did it! Thank you for 
your unconditional love and support. I am a better 
person because of it. I truly could not have done it 
without you. I Love You! 

Lisa: You are the greatest! Thank you for being only 
a phone call away. Thank you for being my sister. 
You mean the world to inc. I Love You! 

Family and Friends: Thank you for your endless 
support: Dad, for your walk at Presque Isle and 
berries galore. Deb, for you excitement and sheer 
energy, Stacy and Jimmy, for your continued thought- 
fulness, Don, for keeping me sharp with your medical 
inquiries. Judy, hugs and kisses, Daileys, for great and 
unforgettable holiday gatherings, and Friends, God 
Bless all of you! 

Ella and Julia: My two very special girls. Thank you 
for your smiles and laughter. I Love You! 



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Albright College, B.S. 
Dre.xel University, M.S. 
Readine. Pennsylvania 




To my Family: Thank you for your loving support 
throughout my journey. You have always been an 
inspiration and a source of strength to me. 
Mom and Dad: You have helped me become the 
person I am today. I am proud to be your son. 
Abe and Kate: I couldn't have had two better siblings. 
You aren't just a great brother and sister but wonder- 
ful friends. I love you guys. 

To my PCOM friends: Yes. that includes you John. 
From South Beach and speedos to some unforgettable 
(or perhaps quite forgettable) nights in Ocean City, it 
has been a great ride. Thanks for all the wonderful 
memories. 

To Melissa: I would have never thought I'd be 
writing these words four years ago. I've had the most 
incredible experience with you during our time 
together in Philadelphia. You have made the rough 
times in life seem smoother and the good ones memo- 
ries that will last a lifetime. I can't begin to express 
how excited I am as I look ahead to our future to- 
gether. You are the most beautiful, intelligent and 
caring woman I have ever known. I am forever 
blessed to have you in my life. I love you. 



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Melissa J. Solomon Darlington, D.O. 

University of New Hampshire, B.A. 
West Warwick. Rhode Island 




MOM&DAD-Without you, I never would've 
become the person I am today. You've been my 
ever-present source of support and love. You've 
taught me to dream big and believe in myself. 
Everything you've done has made my dreams 
possible and 1 owe you the world. Mom, thanks for 
being my best friend. Dad, you are and always will 
be my hero. Love you always. 
A.J.-I'm so proud of your personal growth and 
achievement. You have no idea how much I love my 
little brother. I'll always be there for you. 
NANA- 1 hanks for the years of unconditional love, 
countless prayers, and making sure I was well fed 
while studying for boards. I love you. 
FamUy&Friends-rm lucky to have such a close 
family. Thanks for your love and support. 
PCOM I'als-Med school was a blast. Congrats! 
Mer-Endless hours studying, boot camp, girl's 
nights, thanks for sharing the pains and joys. 
ANDY-I'm having so much fun falling in love. 
You've made me realize what's important in life. 
Thanks for putting up with my craziness, for believ- 
ing in me. and for making the journey smoother. I 
can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together. I'm 
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Adam Ross Davis, D.O. 

Gettysburg College, B.S. 
Bavville, New York 





Mom and Dad: I don't know where I'd be 
without your love, patience, and support. Thank 
you so much for everything. 

Justin, Bethany, and Brandon: I really am 
lucky to have all of you in my life. Each of you 
has played a huge part in making me who I am 
today. 

Jessica: Going to Tikki Bob's that night was the 
best decision I ever made. You make me hap- 
pier every day and I love you with all my heart. 

Farrell, Remick, and Nate: We've had some 
good times together these last four years. I 
don't know how I would have done it without 
you guys. 

Class of 2006: Congratulations and good luck in 
all your future endeavors. 

"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with 
the saints." -Billv Joel 



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Michael L. Davis, D.O. 

Unh't sity of Delaware, B.A. 
Wynnewood. Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: I could not ask for more caring, 
supportive, and loving parents. You were there for me 
every step of the way and I could not have done this 
without you. I love you both so much. Thank you. 

Rob: You will never be just a brother to me. We will 
always be close no matter how far apart our lives take 
us. Thank you for all your guidance and for being 
such a great role model to emulate. 

Caroline: Someone once told us that I would be a lost 
puppy w ithout you. That is true. You believed in me 
when I did not. You encouraged me when I could not 
find my motivation. You made all the challenging 
times fun and exciting. Above all. you loved me 
unconditionally. We truly ha\e a unique relationship 
for which I am thankful everyday. I cannot wait for 
what lies ahead. I love you. now and forever. 

Asher, Gary, Mike, Anton. Matt, and Zach: Wow! 
Here's to twenty years of friendship and to so many 
more to come. I love all you guys like family and I 
feel so fortunate to be a part of your lives. 

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Nathan Christopher DeAngelis, D.O. 

Saint Vincent College, B.S. 
Hermitage, Pennsylvania 




My Parents You two have been such an inspiration 
to me. You have taught me how to love, show 
compassion, and be dedicated, by setting examples 
in your own lives. Thank you for all of your love 
and support. 

Melissa. Jessica, and Dan It has been so great 
being able to share these years with such an incred- 
ible group of people. I am so proud to call you my 
family. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement 
and of course showing me how to have a good time. 

The Crew Wow, I can't believe our time here has 
passed so quickly. Needless to say I absolutely had a 
blast with you guys. I wish you all the best of luck! 

My Tina What can I say. . .PCOM has been an 
awesome experience for me. I can undoubtedly say 
that is because I met you here. I have certainly been 
blessed to have met such an amazing friend and 
wife. I can't wait to see where we go from here! 
Wherever it may be I know that I will be the happiest 
person on earth with you by my side. I love you so 
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gh University, B.A. 
American University. M.A. 
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Scotch Plains. New Jersey 




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Sally Phelan DelVecchio, D.O. 



Smith College, B.A. 
Red Hook, New York 




I could not have done this without the support of 
all my family and friends. Their patients mean 
more to me than they will ever know. There were 
times along the way when I wasn't sure I was 
going to make it through, but their words encour- 
aged me on. 

So much of my world has changed. Two years 
after graduating from Smith College and moving 
to Boston as a researcher and personal trainer I 
found myself in Philadelphia. Within a few 
months I became an Army officer. This is a 
decision that has already led to many adventures 
and I can't wait to see where else it brings me. 
Today I have an amazing husband, Michael. He 
proposed during second year and somehow we 
pulled off a wedding third year (just after boards). 
He is my rock & support. There are no words to 
describe how much he means to me. 

The professors at PCOM have given me a gift I 
will try to repay via the care of patients. I have 
made wonderful friends and wish them all the best. 
In addition, I wish everyone graduating with me 
success in their new medical professions. 




Joseph Stephen Demidovich HI, D.O 

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. 

Lakeland. Florida 




Mom and Dad: Thank you for all your love 
and support throughout my life. Words can 
never express my appreciation for all your work 
to make my life better. I am extremely blessed 
and proud to have you two as my parents. 

Lisa: It is slightly embarrassing to say you 
look up to your younger sister but thanks for 
being a great role model and best of luck with 
all of your future endeavors. 

My family: Thank you for your encouragement 
and believing in me. I am very lucky to have 
all of you in my life. Grandma, thank you for 
all your prayers. 

My friends: Thanks for the laughs and making 
medical school only a part of my life, and not 
my life. 

"Remember to always treat your patients as if 
the}' were a part of your family. " 

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Suzanne M. Denti, D.O. 

Duquesne University, B.S. 
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad You have shown me what hard work and 
true dedication really is. Words cannot express my thanks 
to you and the love I have for you. Thank you for praying 
for me and giving me my faith. The sacrifices you have 
made for me over the years have never gone unnoticed. 
You have shaped me into the woman I am today. 

Joe You have been an inspiration to me. Even though we 
have this "understanding," it is an honor to be your sister. 
We have always stood up for one another. This is what 
true friendship and family is. Thank you for all your 
advice, laughter, and protection. It was truly wonderful 
growing up with you. 

Jarod My best friend and my love. I feel so blessed to 
have you in my life. You have already given me wonderful 
memories and I look forward to our future. I would not 
be where I am today without your constant love, support, 
laughter, and confidence in me. Thank you for always 
believing in me. I am so happy that I went to the King of 
Prussia mall that day. I love you now and always will. 

April It took us four years at Duquesne to finally meet at 
PCOM :-) You have been my best friend over these last 
years. In you I have found a confidant and "sister." 
Remember ? tai pei tokyo and laying on the couch for 
twelve hours, Bridget Jones Diary, the trips to Atlantic 
City, etc. I will cherish them always. 

"Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor 
even their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them " -St. 
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John Anthony DePalma, D.O 

Franklin cfc Marshall College. B.A. 
foms River. New Jersey 




Mom & Dad - Thanks for the encouragement and push 
while growing up. Looking back, I really appreciate 
everything you both did. Hopefully one day I can become 
half as good a doctor as you Dad. Mom. where do I start. . .1 
love your cooking, sorry about... I could go on forever! 
Okay in all seriousness. I couldn't have asked for better 
parents. Thanks for everything. I love you both! 

Anthony, Laura, Ninny - Funny thing that for as much as 
we fought while growing up, we somehow managed to 
become so close we ended up best friends. We must have 
done that "growing up" stuff mom and dad always talked 
about. 

The rest of m\ family - You have all been supportive 
throughout my life. Hopefully I will continue to make you 
proud. 

M> friends You all know who you are. We have all 
continually been there for one another and I hope we 
continue to remain strong in the future. 

M\ class I still can't believe it went so fast! It seems like 
only yesterday we were in orientation. I wish you all the 
best of luck and hopefully we remain as close as we've 
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Linda D'Eramo, D.O. 

Duquesne University, B.Mus. 
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 




To my Heavenly Father: "Since my youth, O God, you 
have taught me, and to (and for) this day I declare your 
marvelous deeds. Psalm 69:30 

To my Parents who are my foundation. For your uncon- 
ditional love, moral, emotional and financial support, I 
thank you. (I WILL pay you back — I promise!) 

To my fiancee, Mark, who is a part of my future. For you 
love, encouragement, shoulder to cry and rely on, I thank 
you and look forward to a great adventure together. 

To my son, Joe, who is my life and my inspiration. I 
thank you for being a trustworthy person, a good student 
and for making sensible choices. I especially thank you 
for your flexibility: moving from southern California to 
Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and changing schools so many 
times (ugh!). Congratulations on your High School 
graduation. Class of 2006 - a great year! I am very 
proud of you and look forward to more of the same. As 
you stand at the threshold of your future, I pray for your 
continued success, happiness and immeasurable bless- 
ings. You are the most important and greatest blessing 
of my life! 

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Jacob B. Diehl, D.O. 

( 'niversity of Delaware, B.A. 

Newark. Delaware 




Ferris Bueller said it best: "Life moves 
pretty fast. If you don't stop and look 
around once in a while, you could miss 
it." Hopefully we remember this as we 
are abused as interns and residents. 
First and foremost, thank you mom, 
dad, my brother and sisters, and Bob. 
Your constant support for me and this 
four-year quest will not be forgotten. 
Jane, you have stuck through it with 
me since University of Delaware. You 
are priceless and I love you. Buck, 
you're my boy blue! Thanks for the 
nickname. To the rest of my friends, 
all I can say is "Good times, good 
times." I hope to see everybody from 
the class of 2006 in the future, be it as 
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Diep Hong Dinh, D.O. 

Muhlenberg College, B.S. 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 



Mom and Dad, 

Thank you very much for your love and support. 
I know I could not have done it without you. 
You have always believe in us and worked so 
hard to give all of us the opportunity to fulfill 
our dreams, despite all the hardships that our 
family has faced. I love you Mom and Dad. 

Nguyet, Phuong Anh, An, and Jessica, 
I am very grateful to have wonderful siblings 
like you. I always cherish our childhood and 
how time has only brought us closer to one 
another as we get older. I hope no matter where 
we are in the future we will always have each 
other. I love you all! 

Anh Ngoc, 

You have shown me what love really means. 
Your love has gotten me through the toughest 
times throughout all these years. May God 
always bless and guide us as we walk through 
the journey of our lives together. Em yeu anh. 




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Matthew L. DiVietro, D.O 

University of Syracuse, B.S. 
Landsdowne. Pennsylvania 




I want to thank the Lord for his wisdom and guid- 
ance, because only through him are all things 
possible. 

Hun ice You are the love of my life. From the 
moment we met you have been my inspiration and 
my motivation for all that I do. Thank you for 
making these last four years so easy, especially this 
last one with our angel Caroline. 

Mom and Dad I am so proud of the both of you. 
And it is in the moments that I see each of you in 
myself that makes me the most proud of who I am. I 
love you. 

Michael and Christopher I cherish the friendship 
that we continue to develop as we all go through life 
together. Thank you for always being my best men. 

I.uke. Mike and Greg I guess we've run out of 
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Samford University, B.S. 

Georgetown University, M.S. 

Birmingham. Alabama 





I want to thank all my family for their continued love and 
support through all my life. From my earliest schooling 
years throughout these four years in Philadelphia, you 
have been "there for me" and I greatly appreciate it! 
James. I thank God you are safely home from Iraq and 
settled back at work. I wish you great success in your 
graduate studies and in reaching all your life's dreams. 
Rosemary, congratulations on your upcoming graduation 
from college with a double major! I know you'll find just 
the right job in the museum of your choice. John, it's 
been great to be able to make a pit stop at VMI a couple 
of times on my way home to visit you. I'm very proud of 
you doing so well in all your classes. Sam. I'm glad you 
finally got your Eagle Scout project finished! Congratula- 
tions on your high school graduation and I wish you the 
very best as you begin your college years. Mom and Pop. 
thanks for all the "care packages" you sent to me and for 
all you've done for me. I especially appreciated the trip 
y'all made to spend Christmas 2004 with me here in 
Philadelphia. 

Thank you to all the PCOM faculty and staff who have 
been such an integral part of my medical education. I 
know it will prove to be invaluable throughout my career. 
And also, thank you to all my friends, for the great times 
we've shared, the encouragements throughout many late 
study nights and for all the many ways you've made me 
feel "at home" while being so far away from home. 

I wish all my classmates the very best in your various 
medical practices and throughout the course of your lives. 




Heather Lynn Dowd, D.O. 



Temple University. B.A. 
York. Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: Thank you so much for your support and 
encouragement over the past 26 years. Words cannot 
express how much you both are loved and appreciated. 
You always have believed in me and had faith that things 
would work out. even if I did not think it was possible. I 
am eternally grateful to you both for keeping me from 
being held back by my own self-doubt. I want to thank 
you for teaching me to rely on myself, to treat others with 
kindness and respect, and to strive always to do the right 
thing. 

\I\ brothers and sisters: Becky, you have taught me the 
fine art of sarcasm and never take anything lying down. 
Danny, through your Zen-like approach to life, you have 
shown me how to let things go. David, we both may be 
stubborn, but you have shown me how to hold my ground 
when I think I am right. Keep on rockin'. Alicia, in the 
face of so much adversity you have faced in your life, you 
are always optimistic. It is a quality I admire. Ricky, you 
arc definitely one of the most interesting people I know. 
You have shown me that 1 should remain curious and not 
be afraid to think big. 

Hill and Brian: You guys are two of the best friends a girl 
could ask for. I want to thank you for your unfailing 
friendship and support through some tough times. Bill. 
please tn to staj in one piece and listen to your mother 
when she says you need to go to the hospital. Brian, 
please try to keep from getting too much older than you 
are now. You both have all my best wishes for the future. 

To all my friends and classmates from the class of 2006, 
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Lisa Marie Duffy, D.O. 

Bryn Mawr College, B.A. 
Staten Island, New York 





Mom and Dad: Thank you for always believ- 
ing in me and encouraging me to achieve my 
goals. Without your love and support I would 
not be the person I am today. You raised me to 
be a strong and confident woman and I hope 
that one day I can be as great a parent and role 
model to my children as you both were to me. 
Jim: Growing up with you was sometimes 
rough, but you taught me to have tough skin 
and to stand up for myself. Thank you for 
being such a good older brother and friend. 
Gramps: You have always been one of my 
greatest supporters. Thank you for all of your 
encouragement. 

Jason: What can I say? You have been with me 
throughout med school and you have supported 
me all the way. Thank you for being my sound- 
ing board, my sanity, and my companion. I 
love you! 

PCOM friends: It has been a great journey for 
all of us. Thanks especially to Patrice and Rita 
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Jennifer Ann Ernst, D.O. 

Millersville University, B.S. 
Emmaus, Pennsylvania 



Mom & Dad: Thank you for all of your love and 
support. You have been there for me every step of the 
way. You believed in me and never doubted my 
calling, even though I became side-tracked for a bit. I 
could not have made it without you. Love always! 

Grammy & Pappy: Sadly, you are not here with us 
anymore. However, I know that you are with me in 
spirit. I am grateful for the time that I spent with you 
and for all that you taught me. Love and miss you. 

Chris: I thank you for being so supportive and 
patient. You have shared in the good times, helped me 
through the bad ones, and tolerated my often fickle 
moods without complaint. I am so lucky to have you 
in my life. I look forward to spending the rest of our 
lives together. I love you! 

Pi () Hers: I can hardly believe that our time has 
come to an end. It seems like just yesterday we started 
anatomy. Best of luck in your future endeavors! 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where 
there is no path and leave a trail." 

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Carlos R. Evering, D.O. 

State University of New York at Albany, B.A. 
Selden, New York 




"Hijo mio, si recibieres mis palabras, 

Y mis mandamientos guardares dentro de ti" 

Proverbios 2 :1 

To Mom. I thank you for all that you have sacrificed for 
me throughout the years. Thanks for all your prayers and 
love, for you are one of the strongest women I know. 

To my siblings Karen, Cheryl, and Monique, thank you 
for all the love and support. 

To my family at large both near and far, thanks for the all 
good thoughts and encouragement. 

To my extended family the Deleneys, you have been a 
blessing in my life. Thank you for all your prayers, love 
and support. 

To my son Cristian, It is a privilege to be your Dad. It 
brings me great joy to watch you grow into the young 
man that the Lord has you to be. Te quiero mucho papi. 

To everyone at PCOM, Congratulation! It has been a 
rewarding experience. God bless. 

I will bless the Lord at all time; 

His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

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Rita Margaret Fairclough, D.O 

LaSalte University, B.A. 

Otiinnipiac University, M.H.S. 

Tampa, Florida 




To Greg: My husband, my friend, my support. The 
past four years have been long and at times difficult, 
but I am grateful that you were by my side to see me 
through this. Thank you for your love, support, 
friendship and for all the sacrifices that you made. 
Without these this dream would not have become a 
reality. I love you! 

To Mom and Dad: Thank you both for the love, 
support, and encouragement that you have showered 
me with. I don't think that you know how much this 
has meant but hopefully you will see the happiness 
that it has brought. I love you both!! 

To John. Joe, Sara, and Annika: Thanks for being 
such great brothers and sisters!!! Your love and 
support will never be forgotten. I love you all! 

'"Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we 
travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, 
through which we must seek our way. lost and con- 
fused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But 
always, if we have faith God will open a door for us, 
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Lee Adam Farber, D.O. 

Cornell University, B.S. 
Chestnut Ridae, New York 




Mom and Dad, thank you for your guidance, your 
unconditional love, and your patience that has 
allowed me to do anything I would ever want to do, 
and to be anyone I would ever want to be. I love 
you. 

LaMarca clan, thank you very much for the contin- 
ued love and support. 

Jenny, my #1 fan. You support me, you motivate 
me, and you keep me grounded. You push me, you 
care for me, and you believe in me. I know it 
hasn't been easy for you. As hard and as challeng- 
ing as it was for me, I give the most credit to you. 
Whether it was a test, a practical, a presentation, or 
an interview, you were, and still are my # 1 fan, my 
base, my goal, my safety net, my home. You 
represent everything good in my life and I couldn't 
have accomplished this incredible feat without you. 
(The dogs too, but mostly you). 
You make me want to be a better man, and with 
every day you have cheered me on and rooted for 
that home team, I love you. It is undeniably the 
truth, next to every great man, is an even greater 
woman. Thanks Tater! ! ! 



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Christopher P. Farrell, D.O. 

I University of Scranton, B.S. 
Scranton, Pennsylvania 




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Juniata College, B.S. 
Duncansville, Pennsylvania 




Mom: I am infinitely grateful for your 
unconditional love and endless support. 
You are my true inspiration. Thank you. 
I love you. 

I also want to thank Everyone whose path 
has crossed mine in the past few years. 
Every single one of you has touched my 
life in some way and has helped me grow 
into a professional. It is because of you 
that medical school was nowhere near as 
difficult as I had expected. Thank you all 
for teaching me things I would have 
never learned from books. 

Good Luck to the Class of 2006. Never 
forget your Osteopathic roots. 

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Lisa Michele Fedderson, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Chippewa. Pennsylvania 




Jim. I adore you. True happiness is falling in love with 
your best friend. Thanks for your patience, flowers without 
a reason, and being by my side through our every trial and 
triumph since day one of medical school. 

My family: Constant prayer, love and encouragement have 
comforted and guided me in my every endeavor. Mom: 
Your grace, class and contagious laughter are qualities I can 
only attempt to emulate. You are amazing. Dad: You are 
my rock. Through some of the toughest years of your life 
you continue to be our family's strength. I'll always be 
your Boo Bear. Pooper Scooper and adoring daughter. 

Huge thanks to all for making my medical school experi- 
ence a dream come true: Brett. Julie. Alec. Thomas. Uncle 
Ronnie imy first paying patient). Aunt Lucia. Di, John. 
Mom II. Grandmom; my brilliant Penn State hotties: Suzy. 
K. Cori: the Beach Girls: Meredith. Melissa & Cho: 
Harry's anatomy lab table: Jim. Kevin. Taylor Bliss 
Chambers and Sri>a: Jud\. Molly. Lori. Scott. Robb. 
Megan. Maura. Carlos. Justin. Czynski. Coghill. SGA 
eBoard 2003. the PCOM Pulse Staff. Christie's Nails and 
the Thiel family. 

To the Class of 2006: It has been a blast. May you always 
love u>ur patients and never loose your enthusiasm for 
being a physician. 

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Mekeshia Shunetta Fitzgerald, D.O. 

Jackson State University, B.S. 

Jackson State University, M.S. 

Marietta, Georgia 




I am not always what I think I am; I am what I think 
(Proverbs 23:7) 

First giving thanks to God for all my blessings- 
thank you. 

Mommie: you are my rock. Your faith and faith in 
me sustains me when I stumble and fall. You are 
the greatest person I know and I am forever 
thankful for all you do. I love you. 

Shann: my built-in best friend. I would be one 
lonely sould without you. This one belongs to us... 

Misty and Ashwin: family first. Thank you for 
your support and cash. 

To my fabulous, favorite five fellows: Saunora 
(my brother from another mother. You get on my 
nerves sometimes but you are wonderful), Eddie (I 
have never had a frien as good as you, but if you 
every touch my Chucky doll, we will have to fight), 
Carlos (you changed my mind about so many 
things), Jonathan Z (cowboy/wonder-kid) and 
Rammy (I picture my imaginary husband to be just 
like you except in a different shade). 

To the ladies I cherish: Mari, Qiana, Nicole, Lori, 
and Nea: thank you for accepting and putting up 
with me (that couldn't have been easy.) Love ya'll. 



Matthew Ross Flanagan, D.O. 

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 











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You taught me to do whatever makes me happy, and that 
advice has gotten me to where I am today. Thank you. 

Mom: Quite simply, you are my hero. You've suffered 
and triumphed side by side with me. and you always did 
your best to make sure 1 was happy and protected. This 
accomplishment is as much yours as it is mine. I love you. 

Shannon: Through good and bad, you've always been a 
rock of support for me. You have grown into a beautiful 
woman and I couldn't be prouder to be your big brother. 

Nan. Pop, and Family: I love you from the top of my 
head, to the tip of my toes, till the numbers stop!! 

(■randmom. drandpop. Aunt Cheryl, and Bryan: I 
know you are all watching over me. and I wish you were 
here to share in this moment. There is not a day that goes 
by that you are not in my thoughts. I miss you. 

Lori: Never have I known a smarter, wittier, or more 
beautiful woman. You are everything I've ever wanted or 
needed. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store 
for the two of us. You are my soul mate, and I promise to 
. forever. Alice Buttnick 



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To my parents: Thank you from the bottom of my 
heart for all your love and support. You have been 
there for me from the beginning, never doubting 
my ability to achieve my lifelong dream, even 
when I did. Thank you for all of your encourage- 
ment. I could not have done it without you! 

To all my brothers and sisters: Thank you for the 
constant distractions, your efforts to keep me 
human, and your continuous quest to find "fun 
Erin". In all seriousness thank you for all of your 
love and support over the past four years. Now if 
you could just keep it up for three more. . . 

Last, but not least, my husband, my soul mate: 
Ryan, you have been there for me through the 
entire medical school experience. Thank you so 
much for always supporting my dream, no matter 
what the cost to you. You have sacrificed more 
than anyone during these past four years, and for 
that I cannot thank you enough! You are the 
greatest best friend, husband, and father to my little 
baby I could have asked for! I love you! 
"Together you and I will be the ones who found 
out what forever means." 



Caroline Devereux Fosnot, D.O, 

Vanderbilt University; B.S. 

Thomas Jefferson University, M.S. 

Pleasant Valley, New York 




"Work and play are words used 
to describe the same thing un- 
der different conditions." 

-Mark Twain 



'The farther one goes 
The less one knows." 

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Peter Santiago Francisco, D.O. 

Purchase College-State University of New York, B.S. 

New York Institute of Technology, M.S. 

Saint Joseph's University, M.B.A. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 




I am finally a physician, the first in my 
family. It feels too good to be true. I guess 
with time it will settle in. I like to thank 
everyone who believed in me throughout the 
process of getting into medical school let 
alone getting out. From my closest friends 
to my dear parents, they believed in me 
always. I especially like to thank my par- 
ents who have been instrumental in making 
my lifelong dream happen. I dedicate this 
senior page to them and to all my loved 
ones. 

Now, as I go out into the world as a profes- 
sional, I have many responsibilities to up- 
hold. I want to be the best physician I can 
be who will be effective and caring to my 
patients. I also want to be a strong role 
model to all minorities who want to pursue a 
professional career. With a strong mind and 
diligence, you can accomplish anything. 




Lori Frisard, D.O 

University of Florida, B.S. 

\ou Orleans. Louisiana 




To my family: Grandma. Dad. Mom. Ken. Todd and Lee- 
Thank you for the invaluable life lessons and for the 
unconditional love. 

To my sisters: Lisa. Vanessa and Barbara 

Twenty years of friendship has given me strength and 

confidence. You three are a part of me forever. 

To Juanita Brown. D.O.: Thank you for introducing me to 
osteopathy and showing me how to be an empathetic 
physician. 

To my biomed friends: Ellen. Nicole and Aisha 

Our late night talks over cookies and wine taught me the 

benefit of different perspectives. 

To Stacey: The SGA meetings, dinners, movies and great 
conversations gave me the initiative to be more involved 
with PCOM and the community. You are a wonderful 
friend. 

To my study buddies: Jendy. Greg and Ben 

Faith, patience and friendship enable me to be here. Thank 



To Jenn: From ob-gyn rotation. Borders and shared history 
to a great friendship. You are an amazing and beautiful 
person. Thank you for always being there for me! 




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Brian S. Galler, D.O. 

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 
Dix Hills, New York 




To My Family - You've been there for me through 
everything, and for that I thank you. 

To My Friends - For all the times I've needed you 
and you were there, I say Thank You. For the 
times I didn't and you were still there, I Love You. 

"Just once I'd like to say to that doctor *You know 

what. I'm not ready for you yet! Yeah, why don't 

you go back into your little office - I'll be in it in a 

minute. And get your pants off too"." 

-Jerry Seinfeld 

"Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of 

which they know little, to cure diseases of which 

they know less, in human beings of whom they 

know nothing." 

- 1 'oltaire 

"This has all been wonderful, but now I'm on my 
way." 
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Michael L. Gardner, D.O. 

Geneva College, B.S. 
Ellwood City. Pennsylvania 





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I would like to thank my family, especially 
my parents, for their unconditional love and 
support. Without their help, my dream of 
becoming a physician would never have been 
possible. A special thanks to my late grand- 
mother, Barbara Merville, who could not 
have been prouder that her grandson was 
going into the osteopathic profession. To my 
friends, who continually use me for free 
medical advice; I looked forward to charging 
you in the near future. Most importantly, all 
praise and honor belongs to the Great Physi- 
cian, Jesus Christ; the One who can heal the 
body, mind, and soul for all eternity. 



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Charmille Aimesa Garnett, D.O. 



Morris Brown College, B.S. 
Monrovia, Liberia 




First. I would like to thank my Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ. Without You I would be nothing. 
Thank You for giving my life purpose. I pray that 
my life will bring glory to Your name. Mommy and 
Daddy, words could not express my gratitude for 
everything you have done for me. You have sacri- 
ficed so much of yourselves for me to be here and I 
will be forever grateful. I pray I continue to make 
you proud. To my best friend and sister, Tanya, 
thank you for loving me as I am and wanting the 
best for me. To all my sisters, you have all been my 
biggest supporters and I am blessed to have sisters 
like you. I pray that my success will be your 
success in the future. To my prayerful grandmoth- 
ers, thank you for praying and fasting for me and for 
speaking greatness into my life. To all my family I 
love you all so much. Thank you for all your 
encouragement over the years. Classmates, thank 
you for all the memories. I will never forget this 
time in my life. Please continue to be warm and 
caring in medical practice as you are as a class. 

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the 
LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, 
plans to give you hope and a future." 



Molly Frances George, D.O. 



Ursinus College, B.S. 
Lancaster. Pennsylvania 



Mom and Dad: You have been there for me every step of 
the way and I couldn't have asked to be blessed with better 
role models and parents. I love you both very much. 

Alan: You are the greatest little brother in the world. You 
always know how to make me laugh. Good luck in grad 
school and GO EAGLES!!! 

Joyce: There are not enough words to express how- 
grateful I am for all that you have done for me. You are 
my second mom and my best friend. I love you and am 
glad you are part of our family. 

.Ian: I miss \ou e\ery day but I know that you have been 
right beside me during my entire journey. You are my 
angel and I love you. 

Megan and F)ani: Thank you gals for reminding me that I 
need to work hard but also play hard. Thanks for being so 
supportive of your "nerdy friend". Love you lots!!! 

PCOM family: Thanks to J-8 and S- 1 2 and all my PCOM 
friends. Also, thanks to Brenda and Ros (my PCOM 
mom's). I love you. 

To all m\ family and friends: Thank you so much for 
your love and support. 





David Douglas Gilbert, D.O. 



United States Naval Academy, B.S. 
Silver Creek, New York 




For my Wife: What a journey this has been! From 
countless nights completing applications (insert those 
silly typing noises here), to leaps of faith in moving 
coast to coast, looking for apartments (and looking, 
and looking... "No, really, he's sort of a 'retired' 
working dog"), misadventures in home remodeling, 
and "What final do you have tomorrow? I think my 
water just broke," this has been quite an adventure. 
There are no words to express the gratitude that I hold 
in my heart for your endless support and encourage- 
ment as I have pursued this dream - you believed in 
me even when I doubted myself. Thank you for being 
my very best friend, and thank you for the most 
beautiful daughter a Daddy could ever ask for. 

For my Daughter: Peanut, you are the most wonder- 
ful part of my life. It's so much fun to watch you learn 
and grow - the best part of any day is coming home to 
your giggles and smiles. Thank you for your endless 
supply of unconditional hugs and kisses, and for 
keeping me focused on what's really important in life. 

For my Parents: Thank you for instilling within me 
the determination to pursue dreams, the courage to go 
where most would not, and the strength of character 
to never give up. The foundation you laid has allowed 
me to accomplish all that I have thus far. 



"He who will not risk, cannot win. " 
Paul Jones 



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Adam Ginsberg, D.O 



University of Rhode Island 

West Chester University 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 




I would like to thank my family. 
Without you I would be nothing. I 
love you and appreciate all you have 
done. 

I would like to thank the PCOM staff 
who have helped me through the 

years 

I would like to thank My PCOM 
friends and classmates... good luck 

Lastly I would like to thank my Rydal 
Boys for not being so much a nui- 
sance that I was able to become a 
Doctor. 




Michael E. Goldberg, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University; B.S. 
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 





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Mom and Dad-I did it! Thank you for always giving me 
your unconditional love. Words cannot express how 
much you mean to me. I never would have become the 
person I am today without your support and advice. 

Kristy-My love, thanks for putting up with the craziness 
these past years. You have stood by me through all of it 
and I couldn't have done it without you. I love you with 
all of my heart. 

Andrew-You are the best brother and friend anyone 
could ever ask for. I know that together, we can get 
through anything in this crazy world. Lindsey- I couldn't 
ask for a better sister. 

Sha-Sha and Kuba-I love you both. I know that you are 
always watching over me and protecting me and I strive 
to make you proud. Grandma- Your words of wisdom 
will stay with me forever. Todd- 1 am so grateful for all 
of your support. 

Greg, John, Jessica and friends- Congratulations! If it 
were not for you guys. I wouldn't have made it. We 
worked hard, and played hard. I hope that we stay friends 
for the rest of our lives. 

"That which does not kill me, makes me stronger" 
- Nietzsche 




Scott David Goodroad, D.O 



The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 

West Chester University 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: At long last, thanks 
for all of your support throughout this 
long journey. I could never have done 
it without everything you have done 
for me. I look forward to the road 
ahead, and I know I will need you 
then. 

Erik and Jonathan: Thanks for al- 
ways being there for me. There are no 
brothers in the world that are this close 
and have as much fun together as we 
do. I know it will never end. 

My friends: Medical school has been 
a great experience and privilege be- 
yond what I ever dreamed. Thanks for 
being there through the tough times 
and the fun times. 



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Shantall Viridiana Hall, D.O. 

University of Texas at Austin, B.S. 
Austin, Texas 




Jonathan David Harder, D.O 



Lafayette College. B.S. 
Schroon Lake, New York 




How can I begin to thank you. Dad and Mom. Whether I was 
learning to tie my shoes or running down a soccer field or 
studying for board exams I've always felt your total support. 
I've learned so much from both of you. Thank you for the 
spiritual foundation you gave me. Thank you, too for what 
you modeled in your relationship with each other: your 
mutual respect and unwavering love and commitment are an 
inspiration. 

Dad, thank you for leading so consistently by example, 
sen. ing quietly and always cheerfully. And Mom, thank you 
for your positive spirit, your amazing perseverance and your 
passion to help and encourage everyone in so many ways. 

Reynell and Bret, you've paved the way for me, proving that 
it's possible to come through medical school with such a 
great sense of fun and adventure! Thank you for all your help, 
advice, love, hospitality and open home. 

I am profoundly grateful to Nana and Bompa who inspired all 
of us by their lives of faith and service. 

Thanks to the rest of my family and friends for all your love, 
support and encouragement. 



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Leila Sheridan Hardware, D.O. 

University of West Indies 

Temple University 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 





The Serenity Prayer 

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time; 

Enjoying one moment at a time; 

Accepting hardships as the pathway to 

peace; 

Taking, as He did, this sinful world 

as it is, not as I would have it; 

Trusting that He will make all things 

right 

if I surrender to His Will; 

That I may be reasonably happy in this 

life 

and supremely happy with Him 

Forever in the next. 

Amen. 

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Jendy Yon Harer, D.O 

iming College. B.S., B.A. 
Altoona, Pennsylvania 




Sometimes it takes a village to raise a doctor: I cherish you all! 
-Ephesians 3:14-19- 

Jesus. my savior. Thank you for answering my heart's cry 
during first-year. I pray for your wisdom- that I may glorify 
you in my calling to medicine. 

Michael, my husband: You amaze me daily. Thank you for 
your kiss, holding and upholding me. showing me joy like 
I've ne\er known, pushing and growing with me, and for 
helping me to breathe when it has been tough. This is 
equally your accomplishment! I pray to be an excellent 
wife and show you love forever! 

Mom and Dad: for life, sacrifices, support, and never- 
ending encouragement. Jer and Mis: here's to the future! 
Bergstrom Clan: for nurturing me. Grandpa: for teaching 
me. Nana: for covering me with love. Pap: my first patient. 
Barb and I.arry: for lo\ ing me as your daughter. I strive 
to be like you! Harer Family: for your faith- you've 
blessed our lives more than you know . Sarah, my forever 
friend: I cherish your friendship! I wouldn't be me without 
you. Chris. Lindsay. Kara. Andrea. Lisa. Dana: your 
prayers and rich friendship mean more than I can describe! 
Fants: nij. answered prayer-keep smiling cheeks! 
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Richard Jason Hartman, D.O. 

Temple University, B.A. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



The secrets of eternity are beyond us 
find these puzzfing words 

we cannot understand 
Our words and actions take place 

on this side of the veii 

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When the veil is gone, we are gone. 



Rumi 



Mom, Dad, and Katie thank you for your love. 

Elise, may we dance together into the eternal 

mystery. 

Kaya, Wanna go .... ! ! ! 

All My Relations. 



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Anthony Guy Helwig, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University 
Namidia, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: Thank you for all 
your love and support over the past 4 
years. I know at times it seemed like I 
dropped off the face of the Earth, but 
you were always there when I needed 
you. You have made the last 4 years a 
lot easier. 

Andy, Melissa, Cole, & Ashton: 
Thank you for giving me a refuge 
from Philly. You do not know how 
nice it was to have a place to go when 
I needed to get away from Philly. 

Josh: I'm holding you to your prom- 
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Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 



"No method nor discipline can super- 
sede the necessity of being forever 
alert. What is a course of history, or 
philosophy, or poetry, no matter how 
well selected, or the best society or the 
most admirable routine of life, com- 
pared with the discipline of looking 
always at what is to be seen? Will you 
be a reader, a student merely, or a 
seer? Read your fate, see what is 
before you, and walk on into futurity." 
-Henry David Thoreau 

For as long as I could remember, I 
have always wanted to become a 
doctor. With the help of my family and 
friends, I have been able to achieve 
this goal. I would like to thank my 
Mom and Dad, grandparents, sister 
Rachel, brother David, cousins Monica, 
Chris, Martin, and Neal, Aunt Diana 
and Uncle Rem. I look forward to the 
years ahead, knowing that I will share 
them with you. 



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Kathrine L. Heron, D.O. 

>e> nsylvania Stale University, B.S. 
ks Summit, Pennsylvania 




Mom. Dad. Steve. Mark. Joe, Jill- Thanks for all your 
love, prayers and support over the past several years. 
After many encouraging phone calls and back cracking 
sessions on the living room floor, I have finally become 
Dr. Heron! All of you have played such an important role 
in shaping who I've become. I love you very much! 

Sara and Lisa- We've come a long way! I will look back 
often on the time we have spent together, laughing to 
tears, late nights with margarita's on the deck and long 
nights in the library! I am so proud of you and I know you 
w ill become great and caring physicians. I love you both! 

( hris- M> sweet, you have been the best surprise of 
medical school. Thank you for understanding me and 
supporting me to no end. Know that I love you and that I 
can't wait to grow with you in the future and start a life 
together! I love you! Xoxo 

To m\ friends who I have been blessed to know along the 
way, I thank you for your love and encouragement! 

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will 
hear a voice behind you saying, 'This is the way; walk in 
it.'" Isaiah 30:21 



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Kristofer Michael Hillegas, D.O. 



The Pennsylvania State University: B.S. 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 




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Luke J. Hofmann, D.O. 

United States Military Academy, B.S. 

Webster University, M.HRM. 

Carmel, New York 




Karen: I feel like the last four years were vacation for 
me when 1 think of all the things you have done — all the 
diapers changed, books read, groceries bought, lessons 
taught, baths given, time-outs enforced, tantrum's 
controlled, projects completed, nights alone, meals 
made, bills paid, bathrooms cleaned, and dishes done — 
all for our family of five! You graciously completed 
these tasks so I could read and study — wow, do I love 
you! 

Madison, Emily, and Jamin: While I missed many hugs 
and kisses — not a moment went by that I did not think 
of you! You are my little chargers who refresh my 
batteries everyday. I love you! 

Dad and Mom (.\2): While the physical/tangible support 
\<>u pro\ ided over the last four years allowed us to 
finish our time in school, your numerous prayers eased 
all of our burdens more than we know. I love you! 

PCOM Friends: Whether eating out, playing pool 
between tests, running hundreds of miles, dealing with 
Eugenia pts. traveling to rock-throwing neighbors. 
enjoying Deborah ORs, or on OB service, the time we 
spent together made the places and activities so enjoy- 
able. Thanks for a wonderful four years. I look forward 
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Kyle James Hubler, D.O. 

Lock Haven University, B.S. 
Morrisdale. Pennsylvania 





To my family: Thank you for your love and 
support. I couldn't have done it without you all. 
Dad, your strength continues to inspire me 
every day and I have you to thank for the man I 
have become. Jennifer, Thank you for making 
these last years of medical school the best of 
my life. Your love and patience have helped 
me through difficult times, and I look forward 
to taking this next step in life with you by my 
side. To my mother, whom I miss dearly, it is 
because of you that I am a Physician and it is 
your memory that will continue to inspire and 
comfort me all the years of my life. 
To my fellow classmates and future colleagues, 
I wish you all the best of luck and much suc- 
cess. Finally, to the rest of my family and 
friends, Thank you very much and I love you 
all! 

"Quit, give up, you're beaten. For winning is 

no more than this. . .to rise each time you fall." 

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Julianne Huyiih Riendeau, D.O. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. B.S. 
Albany. New York 




Mom and Dad: Words cannot express my gratitude for 
all the support and encouragement you have given me 
throughout this pursuit. I am truly thankful for all the 
sacrifices you have made to help me achieve this goal. I 
love you both! 

C hriston: You have made me believe that everything 
truly does happen for a reason. Without your love and 
support I would've never stayed sane these last four years. 
Thank you for being my best friend, my rock, and my 
husband. I love you sharkbait. always and forever. 

Adam and Alex: My baby brothers! You both have 
grown into wonderful young men. Just remember I will 
always be your big sis and here for you both whenever 
you need me. Love Che Che. 

Tina. Melissa, and Casey: You girls are my PCOM 
memories. Thank you for making the journey so amazing! 

.14: Thank you for all the laughter, memories and good 
times. You guys were the best! Liz, let's get some "pho". 

/ hero is an ordinary individual who finds lilt- strength 
lo persevere and endure in spile of overwhelming ob- 
stacles. " -Christopher Reeve 

To m> fellow classmates: Congratulations on being 

heroes! 

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Mansi Jhaveri, D.O. 



Emory University, B.S. 
Chester, New York 




Yeah, We Made It!!! 

Here's to a great class, and a 
wonderful four years. And to 
my fantastic family: your 
strength, honesty, determination, 
and love are more powerful than 
anything I could ever achieve. 
Thank you for teaching me the 
true meaning of life. 

Good Luck, Class of 2006! 



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Janice John-Lewis, D.O. 

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. 

Temple University, M.P.H. 

Queens. New York 




All thanks and Glory be to God first most. 

In loving memory of my Dad. Robert John-Lewis. I think 
of you and will miss you always. 

Thank you Mom. Shiru. Kenyon and Greyson for all the 
love, support and laughs I have always found in you. 
Greyson. you have been a true blessing to us. Tata loves 
you! 

To all my wonderful family in Kenya. Dominica. South 
Africa. Texas. Georgia (Guka. Granny. Cucu. Aunties, 
Uncles, and Cuzos). thank you for being such a loving and 
funny family. 

Mom. you have always been my earthly rock. You are my 
Mom and my friend. Thank you for encouraging me and 
gi\ ing me space to grow. 

To all my friends who have listened, laughed, cried. 
ad\ ised and fed me through the years, thank you guys. 

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Keino J. Johnson, D.O. 

King's College, B.S. 
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas 





To mommy: Words can't express the gratitude and love 
I have for you! Thanks for always being there for me 
and believing in me even when I didn't believe in 
myself. 

To my beautiful wife: You are the yin to my yang! I am 
so blessed to have you in my life. Thanks for being there 
for me especially during the rough times. I love you! 

To grammy "Izzy": The thought of you brings tears of 
joy to my eyes. I know you're proud of me and smiling 
down from heaven. Rest in peace and Joy! 

To my family and friends: Thanks for the love and 
support! 

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child 

Listen to the DON'TS 

Listen to the SHOULDN'TS 

The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS 

Listen to the NEVER HAVES 

Then listen close to me- 
Anything can happen, child, 
ANYTHING can be. 
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Lisa Carolyn Jones, D.O. 

Salisbury University, B.S. 
Baltimore. Maryland 




Though interspersed with bright flashes of joy 
and warm breezes of happiness, I can't remember 
a trek more difficult than those first two years of 
medical school! 

My thanks begin with the girls who got me into 
this mess... Carolyn and Jen! I don't think I would 
have accepted the challenge or survived the 
journey had it not been for my ex-roommates 
reassuring me I hadn't made a mistake... 

To Colin, who didn't pout too long or complain 
too loudly when I couldn't play "because Mommy 
needs to study" and always had a smile or a hug... 

To my parents, grandmother and siblings who 
never stopped believing in me, even when I didn't 
believe in myself. Who let me cry and moan and 
tried to understand and were loving me every step 
of the way... 

To my friends back home that babysat and 
forgave lack of contact, my Bible study girls who 
listened and prayed, my school friends who stud- 
ied, encouraged and didn't let me quit... 

To my wonderful husband, who got more than 
he bargained for but never complained; who 
cooked and cleaned and loved and reassured... 

And to my God and Savior who, as He promised 
in Philippians 4:19, supplied all my needs according 
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Gregory Francis Kainz, D.O. 

Loyola Marymount University, B.S. 

Loma Linda University, MA. 

University of Michigan, M.HSA 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 




Coming to PCOM was a dream come true. I have 
spent my life doing many things, but being a 
doctor was something I have always wanted to do. 
Now that I have accomplished my goal, there are 
many people to thank. 

Alexis, to my loving wife, thank you for your 
support, love, advice and most of all for being a 
soft place to land when times got rough. You have 
done so many things for me, which are too 
numerous to count. You are a wonderful mother, 
loving wife and my best friend. I will love you 
forever! 

Peyton Julia, you have changed my life in so 
many ways. Shoot for the stars, you can accom- 
plish anything you want. 

Mom, Ells, Dad, Tim, thank you for always being 
there for me. You have taught me how important 
it is to be part of a loving family. 

Theiling family, thank you for welcoming me 
into your family. I appreciate all your love and 
support. 

Commander Tom Brown, USN retired, PCOM 
class of 1987. Thank you for encouraging me to 
follow my dreams. Without your advice, I would 
not have found happiness at PCOM. 



Rajiv Kalra, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University; B.S. 
State College. Pennsylvania 




Going through Medical School is an accomplish- 
ment in itself. I have made this journey possible 
with my family, my friends, my classmates, and 
every one here at PCOM. I want to thank everyone 
for believing in me. 

Mom & J>adj I want to dedicate this column to my 
mom who has always been there for me, every step 
of the way. Mom. thanks for the food, thanks for 
the laundry, and most of all. thanks for believing in 
me. 1 am very lucky to have you and I thank God 
for it. 

Io m\ sister. \nu & m\ brother, \ngad: II I do 
not mention my sister's name. I would not hear the 
end of it! She is younger, but she is no less of a big 
sister. My brother, being the youngest, is the heart 
of the family. He kept my spirits up! 

Dr. O'Shea: I can not thank you enough for your 
guidance. You are the one person 1 can always 
count on for advice. Thank you for everything. 

( l;iss 2006: We stuck together in good times, and in 
bad. We have created a bond with each other for 
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Rachel Brook Kanner Liebman, D.O. 



Temple University, B.A. 
Wayne, Pennsylvania 





Mommy: Thank you for always being there 
for me and being my constant best friend. 
It's the best feeling knowing that you're 
always supporting me and on my side. I 
feel so lucky to have you and love you more 
than I can describe in words. 
Poppy: It has always been my dream to be 
called "Dr. Kanner" just like my daddy. 
You've been my rock and the one I turn to 
when I need advice. I am eternally grateful 
for everything you've done and will con- 
tinue to provide for me. I love you 
poppykins! 

Seth: I made it!! Even though you are 
rough on the outside, your heart and love 
fill you on the inside. I love you more than 
you know, and will always be your baby 
sister. 

Scott: My sweet love and husband. You've 
been with me on this journey from the 
start. You've stood by my side through 
both the good and bad times, and knowing 
that you were there made everything bet- 
ter. I love you and can't describe in words 
how you have bettered my life. You are my 
balance and bring me back when I get too 
crazy!! I love you forever and always. 




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Kylie Aim Johnston Kanze, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
DuBois, Pennsylvania 




Finally, it is the end. It seemed like a long road, but there is 
still more to travel. Looking back over these long years, I 
am in awe of all of the hard work that I have done to get 
this far and of the new friends that I have made along the 
way. I give thanks to all that have helped me along in this 
journey. 

To my family & friends: Both new and old, all have been 
there to support me and guide me 
through this journey. Wow, medical 
school, a wedding, and a big move. 
I'm glad you all will be there to help 
me through what lies ahead. 

To my husband: It seems like fate that has brought us 

together. Two souls adrift is the 
world — I am so grateful that we have 
each other to love. (Three words, 
eight letters, always) 

"I believe that to acknowledge a higher wisdom at work 
and to seme rather than palpate is the Soul of Osteopathy. 
A son/ that will not compromise the beauty and Conscious- 
ness that lies beyond our intellect. Integrity demands that 
■ undiluted truth. We are always perfect beginners. 
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Michelle Leigh Karam, D.O. 



Bucknell University, B.S. 
Yardley, Pennsylvania 





'They sat and dangled their feet at the 
edge of the world to dream of all the 
good and true things they would do 
someday...' 

I can't begin to thank all of you 
enough for what you have given me 
these past 27 years. It has been your 
constant support and encouragement 
that has carried me through the jour- 
ney. And we all know "the grapevine" 
has come to my rescue more than 
once... How does someone get so 
lucky to have 6 parents? You have 
taught me how to love, how to laugh, 
and most importantly, how to live. 
Thank you for always believing in me. 
Because of you I'll always know - if 
you want it in your mind and in your 
heart, then your body will follow... 



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Jonathan Ross Kaufmann, D.O 

University of Delaware, B.A. 
Wilmington, Delaware 




Well, who knew this day would 
finally come? Every time I thought I 
was done with graduations and 
school. I managed to get sucked 
back in for more. But in all honesty, 
1 have loved every minute of it. 
Despite all of the whining, com- 
plaining and mooching of free meals 
I will miss hanging out with the 
greatest friends a guy could ask for. 
I could not have done it without all 
of you. Thank you mom and dad, 
especially for all the groceries I took 
when you weren't looking ©. To all 
of my friends thank you for putting 
up with my "unique" brand of hu- 
mor and personality. Keep in touch 
and good luck in the future. Your 
friend always, Jonathan. 





Joan A. Keegan, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Slatington, Pennsylvania 




The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride, yet 
some the best years of my life. I have been challenged 
well beyond my limits and made some of my best 
friends. Megan, it was our phone conversation four 
years ago that persuaded me to come to PCOM, and I 
honestly don't think I would have made it without you. 
We've had great times studying and flying all around 
the country, I truly cherish our friendship. Nairobi, 
where would we be if it weren't for Megan bugging 
you to study anatomy with us? You are a beautiful 
soul and always there to listen and give honest advice. 
I just wish you didn't love Texas so much! April, 
together we tackled all those OMM and PCS labs, with 
anyone else it wouldn't have been as fun. Maura, the 
most knowledgeable in any topic friend, I'm grateful 
we've become close friends. Rachel and Ardene, 
thanks for being so understanding, encouraging and 
insisting I lead a normal life! Most importantly, I want 
to thank my Mom and Dad, whose relentless support I 
could not survive without, I love you. And to my 
sister Laura, the finest artist around, I am so proud of 
you and love you very much. 

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find a better one" 



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Grove City College. B.S. 

Middle Tennessee State University. M.S. 

Osceola Mills. Pennsylvania 




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the 
LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans 
to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29: 1 1 

Jesus Christ: Thank you for the gift of salvation offered 
to all who believe. Thank you for the privilege to study 
your creation. Thank you for your steadfast love and 
your faithfulness to perfect the good work that you 
began in me. 

Lindsay: Thank you for being a wonderful wife. Thank 
you for your unconditional love, understanding, for- 
giveness, hard work, sacrifice and gentleness. Thank 
you for enduring lonely times and believing in me. I 
Love You! 

Family: Thank you for your love and support. Thank 
you for your selflessness, advice, sacrifice and concern. 
Your lives' are a testimony to your faith in Christ. 
Friends: Doug and Chris you have been there since the 
beginning and have been a great encouragement over 
the past 4 years. To all my CMDA, SMI, and Tenth 
friends' thank you for sharing your lives with me and 
helping me grow. 

P( ' A! class of 2006: Continually seek knowledge and 
truth. 

I end this chapter of my life with great anticipation of the 
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Michael J. Khan. D.O. 



Gwynedd-Mercy College, B.S. 
Norristown, Pennsylvania 




Elisa and Scott: Thanks for all the help and practical 
advice you gave me. I would have been lost without 
you guys! 

Aunt Gabi and Joel: Thanks for reminding me to 
keep an open mind about all aspects of life and 
medicine. 

To my friends: Thank you for helping me make it 
through these last four years. You guys helped me 
remember that there is a world outside of school. I'll 
never forget all the great times we had. 

To the PCOM faculty: Thank you for sharing your 
wisdom and experience with me. You've made me 
realize what a privilege it is to have an education 
here. I'll carry the things you've taught me for the 
rest of my life. 

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine." 
-Lord George Byron 



Shereen Samuel-Khandagle, D.O. 

University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. 
Adelphi. Maryland 




Class of 2006: From our first anatomy lab to our last 
rotation, it's been a memorable experience. Good luck to 
everyone in your future endeavors. 

My best friend and husband: Words can't express how 
much I appreciate your love and support. Thank you for 
your humor, your advice, and encouragement. I will 
forever be grateful for your loyal friendship and uncon- 
ditional love. Here's to second chances. 

My family: Dad. thank you for supporting me all these 
years, financially and emotionally. Mom. thank you for 
your friendship and your patience. Nav. thank you for 
helping me uith anything I needed. All of you are the 
reason I made it so far. I hope to always make you 
proud. Thank you for being my biggest fans. 

\h Friends: Kavi. thank you for seeing the best in me 
and expecting nothing less. To the rest of my friends, 
and you know who you are. I wouldn't be the person I 
am today without you. 

The Nerd Herd: It seems like yesterday that I met you 
guys. This experience uould've been far less enjoyable 
without your companionship and support. I've been 
proud to have known you and even more proud to call 
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Lebanon Valley College, B.S. 
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Mom and Dad: I love you both very much. You 
have been supportive throughout all the good times 
and even during times of which we do not speak of 
anymore. You have pushed me to be the best 
person I can be and I am so grateful for everything 
that you have done and sacrificed. I regard your 
endearing love as the most important aspect of my 
life. Even though I may be Dr. Kohler, the part of 
my name that I am most proud of is Kohler. 

Becky: Regardless of how old you are and suc- 
cessful you are, you will always be my little sister 
that I will take care of with all my heart and body. 
You have always been smarter and a better athlete 
than I, of which I am proud. I hope all of life's 
riches are bestowed upon you because you deserve 
it. I love you very much! 

Jessica, Goldberg, Stoner, Josh: You guys have 
been my rock throughout these trying and stressful 
years. You gave me reason to believe in myself 
and I could not have done this without you guys. I 
love all of you like my family and I hope all your 
wishes and dreams come true. 



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J. Michael Kowalski, D.O 

Saint Joseph's University, B.A. 
Doylestown. Pennsylvania 




happiness is a journey, not a destination... 
for a long time it seemed to me that life was about to 
begin- real life, but there was always some obstacle 
in the way. something to be gotten through first, some 
unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to 
be paid, at last it dawned on me that these obstacles 
were my life, this perspective has helped me to see 
there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. so 
treasure every moment you have and remember that 
time waits for no one. - souza 

To my wife Megan. Mom. Dad. Brynn. Todd. Robert, 
Pat, Nicole. Brian. Kevin, and Amanda- Thank You. 
Only through the love and support of my friends and 
family have I been able to discover true happiness. 
Nothing that I have accomplished has been done 
alone: I hope that I am able to help others as much as 
I myself have been helped. Good luck to the PCOM 
(la^s of 2006 as one more obstacle falls away and we 
step forward to make the world a better place. 



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Mary Ann Koza, D.O. 

King's College, B.S. 
Duryea, Pennsylvania 





Mom and Dad: Thank you for everything you've 
done for me and for your love. I'm eternally grate- 
ful. I couldn't have gotten through everything 
without you. Love always. 

Britt: You are my best friend. Thanks for the 
reassurance when I called late at night in doubt. I'm 
so proud of you, and I hope you follow in my 
footsteps. 

Yankee: My stress reliever. 

Grandpa's and Grandma's and Elisa: in loving 
memory. I know I've made you proud. 

Friends from home: You've kept me grounded, 
believed in me when I didn't believe in myself, and 
maintained our friendship despite distance, stress, 
children, and marriage. Many thanks and love 
always. 

Friends from school: What a tumultuous road we've 
journeyed. I've had a great time, I've learned a lot 
from you guys, and I wish you the best of luck. I 

know I've made lifelong friendships here. 



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Patrice G. Kruszewski, D.O. 

LaSalle University; B.A. 

MCP Hahnemann University, M.B.S. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 




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When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are 

Anything your heart desires will come to you 

If your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme 

When you w ish upon a star as dreamers do 

Jimney Cricket 

To Mom and Gran: Thank you. Thank you!! I 
couldn't have done it without each of you by my side. 
You gave me the encouragement to pursue my dream 
of becoming a physician. Thank you for your love, 
support, understanding and prayers. You are the 
greatest cheerleaders one could ask for. I love you 
both so very much. 

To my family and friends: Thank you for your love 
and support through my entire journey. I truly 
appreciate the holiday pick-me ups, laughs and never- 
ending concern. I promise this is my last graduation. 

To my PCOM friends: Thank you for making this 
experience so memorable. I will miss the study 
groups, runs for ice cream, trips to KOP and B & N, 
walks on Kelly Dri\e and classroom conversations. I 
will miss all of you. I look forward to working with 
you in the future as colleagues. Best of luck to each 





Erika Michelle Kutsch, D.O. 

University of Delaware, B.A. 
Dover, Delaware 




To my friends and family, 

I would like to take the time to thank you for 
your unconditional love and support over the last 
four years. I could not have done this without any 
of you. Mom and Dad: thank you for all the 
support when I was frustrated, tired or broke. 
You always knew the right words that I needed to 
hear to keep me motivated. To my friends: you 
have all kept me laughing through my struggles 
and I am blessed to have gotten to know all of 
you. It is wonderful to look back and see how 
much we have all grown through the past four 
years and I look forward to seeing where we will 
all end up in the future. Vanessa: you are such an 
amazing person and I am thankful to have you as 
a best friend and study buddy these past four 
years. The endless hours at Border's or D.D. 
were so much more enjoyable with you there. 
Thank you for your infectious laugh, up-beat 
attitude, and support when times got tough. 

Thank you everyone...! love you all! 



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Leanne Terese Labriola, D.O. 



Duke University, B.S. 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 




I will remember PCOM for the peole who I have met. People 
who inspired me, who comforted me. who depended on me, who 
challenged me. People who expanded my life through sharing 
their experiences with me. people who showed me how to find 
myself. 

I will remember PCOM for the activities I was involved in, 
activities that I became a part of from the motivation to face the 
challenges that intimidated me to see if I could make a difference 
during my time here. Thank you to all the PCOM Admin.. 
Faculty & Staff for your support. 

To my friends who have become chosen family, especially, 
Rachel and Michelle. We had good times. You both are a very 
special part of my life. Thank you for understanding me, at time 
even better than I understood myself, which literally is one of the 
hardest challenges of being my friend. 

To my family who truly are my best friends. You are my 
inspiration, you give me my passion and my drive. I am so 
blessed to have all of you in my life. Thank you for your endless 
encouragment, support, love and laughter. 

You art- a child of the universe. No less than ihe earth 

and the stars. You have a right to be here and 

whether or not it is clear to you. No doubt 

the universe is unfolding as it should. 

-Desiderata 

In memory of Courtney Keevican and Lt. Matthew Lynch. You 
gave me a lose for life and you showed me how life's simpliest 
goals can be the most rewarding. 



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Angela Lantang, D.O. 

University of Maryland College Park, B.S. 

MCP Hahnemann University, M.M.S 

Silver Spring, Maryland 




I Believe 

By James Hileman 

I believe in reaching out 

And touching from the heart. 

I believe that if we touch 

A gift we can impart. 

I believe the gifts you have 

Are there for you to share 

And when you give them from the heart, 

The whole world knows you care. 

I believe that if you give, 

Even just to one, 

That gift will grow in magnitude 

Before the day is done. 

I believe that love is still 

The greatest gift of all 

And when it's given from the heart 

The gift is never small. 



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Joseph William Laskas, D.O. 



Ur sinus College. B.S. 
Media, Pennsylvania 





Erin E. O'Connor Lavin, D.O. 



Albright College, B.S. 
York, Pennsylvania 




My Todd - 1 am forever amazed by your constant 
understanding, encouragement, loyalty, and love. You 
make all my aspirations possible and have made so 
many of my dreams come true. I love the life we share 
and treasure every day by your side. Thank you for 
being the wonderful man you are. I love you for 
always. 

Mom & Dad - Words cannot express how thankful I 
am to have you as parents. Your unconditional love, 
undying support, and trusted guidance have inspired me 
and shape my life. I can't imagine a more nurturing 
environment in which to grow. I admire you and love 
you both so very much. 

Molly - From the moment I knew I would be a "big 
sister," you have brightened all my days. I cherish 
every memory and look forward to all the experiences 
we have yet to share together. I am so proud of all 
you've become, and I will always be here to support 
you. 

My family and dear friends - Thanks for all the love 
and support, for keeping me grounded and making me 
laugh. 

A special Irish blessing from the heart of a friend - 
"May good fortune be yours, 
May your joys never end. " 



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Jennifer Mesan LeComte, D.O 



Loyola College, B.S. 
Sewell, New Jersey 




John - You are my soul mate. We can accomplish 
anything together. I am so proud of our family and look 
forward to everyday with you. You are the best husband 
and the greatest Daddy. I love you. 

Evan - I am the luckiest Mommy in the whole wide 
world. Your smile brightens my day. I love you. 

Mom and Dad - Thank you for your never-ending 
support and sacrifice. My dreams are a reality because 
you have always believed in me. 

To the rest of my family and friends - This journey 
would not have been so easy if I did not have such an 
amazing group of people cheering me on. I am blessed 
to have you all in my life. 

As children we stood in front of the mirror and playfully 
considered the possibilities. Each of us with different 

hopes and dreams, gifts and aspirations. Evidence of a 

divinely created diversity. Unknowingly guided through 
the possibilities, making choices that would shape our 

lives and the world around us. As adults, what we are is 
the "hat" we chose, who we are is the path we chose 

And thankfully through grace, we always have the ability 
to change both. 

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Michael John Leser, D.O. 

Salisbury State University, B.S. 
Elkton, Maryland 




I would not have achieved this great 
honor without the support of nearest and 
dearest family and friends. To my 
mother and father, thank you for your 
unwavering support in so many ways. 
To my brother and sister, thank you for 
always being able to lend a listening and 
understanding ear. To my darling 
Yuriko, thank you for your love and 
understanding throughout my path to 
this and every achievement. And to all 
my best buddies, thanks for the good 
times. 

Thank you all, 
Michael J. Leser 



Matthew Jason Levy, D.O. 

f Maryland Baltimore County; B.S. 
Fair Law n. New Jersey 




My dream of becoming a physician is sud- 
denly about to come true. Yet, I definitely 
realize that the learning has just begun! My 
experience at PCOM will forever be some of 
my happiest memories both in an out of the 
classroom... working hard and occasionally 
playing hard is how ['11 remember medical 
school. Through both the good times and the 
not so good times, I'm proud to have made it! 
-From the late night study groups of first and 
second year to overnight call of third and 
forth year, it still seems surreal that our time 
as medical students has come to an end. I will 
forever cherish the friendships made and 
lessons learned and never forget those lost 
along the way. Each one of us has a unique 
life story of which PCOM is now a chapter. I 
am sincerely thankful for having been apart of 
the PCOM family. 








John Michael Lewis, D.O. 

LaSalle University, B.A. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 





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Lori Ilyse Lewis, D.O. 

. t rsity of Delaware, B.A. 
Langhorne. Pennsylvania 




I want to thank PCOM for giving me a great 
medical education, my soul mate and husband, 
John Lewis, and my best friend Laura Byroade 
(a.k.a L-Dog). It has been a wonderful five 
years full of many challenges, but thanks to a 
loving and supportive family, husband, and 
best friend I have made it through. Thank you 
Mom, Dad, John, Laura, and the Lewis and 
Gerber family for being there for me whenever 
I needed a little help. 

John. I love you so much and would never 
have made it without you. Thank you. I am 
the luckiest girl in the world to have such a 
perfect husband. 

Laura, my doggity dog, we will never stop 
leaving each other crazy messages to make us 
laugh during our hectic days. You are the best! 
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Johnny Lops, D.O. 

Binghamton University, B.S. 
Brooklyn, NY 



Mommy, Daddy, and Teddy: I love you guys so 
much! You helped me through all the good and bad 
times in the last four years. I could not have ever 
asked for a better family 

To my housemates: yooooooooo! Tito, Seanco, 
Justin, Gary, Joey, Pat, Ani, Brendon, Mark, An- 
thony, and of course RJ, I thank you guys so much 
for helping me get though medical school! 
Shoestore, Chinatown, Frankenstein: OMG! 
What more crazy memories are we going to have 
together?! You guys helped bring me back to reality 
and got me through these four years when I came 
home. I love you guys as my brothers and I can not 
wait to come home again for more adventures! 
To the rest of the crew: I thank everyone from both 
coasts for there support! Thanks Cosi, Frankie, 
Scotty! 

James Dean: I thank you my friend for all of your 
motivation you have given to me throughout life! 
Britney Spears: Hey, things didn't work out 
between us, but thanks for what happened because if 
it wasn't for you, I would never have come to 
PCOM! 

To the rest of the family: Thanks for all of your 
support! 




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University of North Carolina, B.A. 
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F. Michael Maguire, D.O. 

West Chester University, B.S. 
New London. Pennsylvania 




/ would like to give special thanks to my friends and family 
who forever share in this... 
Dad this is for you! 

The (Day (Before The (Rest Of My Life 

Here's to innocence of childhood ' - explore, discover 
'Here 's to the company of friends - true, always 
Here's to the support of f amity - eat e£ eat wett 
Here 's to Wayne, my first patient - courage 
Here's to my classmates - Timmy, Lenny ef, (Dirk^ 
Here's to the angel on my shouCder - never forget 
Here 's to my father - always remember 
Here 's to my mother -forever thankful 
Here 's to my Cove, <D - cherish 
Here 's to becoming a doctor - forevermore 
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Kaaya Malhotra, D.O 

Lehigh University, B.A. 

fobs hanna. Pennsylvania 




Mom and Papa - 1 couldn't ask 
for better parents. Thank you for 
your unconditional love and 
support. I love you dearly. 

Neeti, Manav, and Saahas - You 

are not only the best siblings but 
best friends as well. I wish you 
all the happiness and success in 
the world 

Thank you to all my friends and 
extended family, especially to 
Julie, I couldn't have made it 
without you. 

And thank you to Jon, you are 
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Christopher M. Malozzi, D.O. 

Elizabethtown College, B.S. 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: I am finally a Doctor. I wouldn't have 
been able to pursue my dreams if you weren't there to 
hold me up. I love you! 

The Family: Thanks for always being there for me! I 
love all of you! Nicole, Matthew, and Andrew, follow 
your dreams and you can do anything! 

The Haywood Clinic: Good luck to everyone! I will 
never forget the good times. I couldn't have asked for 
better roommates, friends, and golfing buddies! 

The Sunnyside Girls: Thanks for always putting up 
with me! I am glad you enjoyed my cooking and the 
frozen concoctions. I wish you all the best! 

The Etown Crew: We have spent quite a few years 
together! Good luck to all of you in whatever you do! 

Katie: When I came to PCOM, I never expected to cross 
paths with someone like you. Now I know that it was 
God's plan for us to meet. You are so special to me in so 
many ways! As I look back on medical school I won't 
remember the tests, the grades or that odor in anatomy 
lab. What I will remember is the library, our first kiss, 
and all the fun times we had. I am excited to share my 
heart with you as we travel our path through life to- 
gether! I love you! 




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Laura J. Manfield, D.O 

Dre.xel University, B.S. 

Oxford. Pennsylvania 




Thank you to my parents... 

for your patience, teaching, support, and love. 

for your fantastic home remodeling advice. 

and for all your help with our extensive home renovations. 

Thank you to my husband John... 

for your love, support, patience and understanding. 

for being my very best friend for so many years. 

for taking such good care of our chickens when I'm not home. 

and for making our home the most comfortable place to be 

after a \ery long and tiring day. 

I am proud to say that 

you're the only man I know 

that can perfectly reduce his own fractured bone! 

Thank you to my seven younger brothers. 

Brian. Alex. Doug. Jeff. Jason. Daniel, and Nicholas... 

for looking out for me. 

for being such great friends. 

and for your patience many years ago with my disastrous cooking. 

You guys are the very best brothers a gal could ever have! 

Just remember that 

"A little nonsense now and then 

is relished by the wisest men." 

Thank you to all my friends... 

for your support and smiles. 

and for much appreciated distractions. 

You have all made such a wonderful difference in m\ life! 




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Damn R. Mangiacarne, D.O. 

Lycoming College, B.S. 
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 




When I graduated high school and college, I 
didn't feel like I had accomplished anything. 
Now, for the first time, I am proud of my success. 
Having started in the class of 2004, it is a miracle 
that the day has come. By the beginning of that 
year I did not think I would ever be able to finish. 
I have to thank my family and friends for their 
unending support. This includes my parents 
Richard and Sandra, my uncles Tony and David, 
my wife Gayl, my mother-in-law Charlotte, and 
my advisor Mariellyn. I would not have made it 
without all of you. I should also thank Xbox for 
giving me an excuse not to study every night. In 
addition I want to thank my third group of class- 
mates who welcomed me in. And of course, I 
have to thank PCOM for giving me a second 
chance. I doubt there are many people who are 
thrown out of medical school, eventually find 
their way back, and graduate. I wish my class- 
mates success and I hope your reach your dreams. 
I am living mine. To quote Pearl Jam: "No matter 
how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead." 



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Gettysburg College, B.S. 
Hershey, Pennsylvania 




My deepest love and most sincere gratitude to 

Brad and Jenny, the two best friends a girl could ever hope 
tor 

my Nana and late Poppop. for encouraging me when I 
doubted myself and more importantly, reminding me not to 
take myself too seriously 

my Dad. for spending countless Sunday mornings coaching 
me through intricate soft boiled egg surgery and eating the 
toast-patient who was inevitably soaked in yolk 

my sister Tara, for care packages of her famous cookies 
and phone calls when I needed them the most 

and my Mom. for shortening the sleeves on the white 
button down so I could dress up like Elizabeth Blackwell. 
and most importantly, for listening. 

I just love you all so much. 

Not too long ago, I spent time in the ICU talking with a 
husband, a retiring physician, as his wife lie hours away 
from her passing. He spoke eloquently about the medical 
profession and gave me sage advice. As we ended our 
discussion, he finished by reminding me to keep my heart 
soft. All my best wishes to the Class of 2006- don't take 
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King's College, B.S. 
Pittston, Pennsylvania 




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Sr. Mary's College of Maryland, B.A. 

The Johns Hopkins University, M.S. 

Baltimore. Maryland 




Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face 

Do You Realize - we're floating in space 

Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry 

Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die 

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know 

You realize that life goes fast 

It's hard to make the good things last 

You realize the sun doesn't go down 

It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round 

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Grove City College, B.S. 
Catawissa, Pennsylvania 




First and foremost, I need to thank my Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ. It is only by His mercy and 
grace that I have the strength to pursue this 
passion. Thank you for opening this door and 
holding my hand as I walk through it. 

My beautiful wife Julie - you are my best friend, 
my forever love, and my constant cheerleader. I 
want everyone to know how important and 
incredible you are. There is no way I could have 
done this without you. I love you. 

My parents - thank you for your constant support 
and encouragement. You have instilled in me a 
work ethic that will not allow me to quit. 

Tara, Andy, Adam, Emily, and all the kids - thanks 
for all the birthday parties, the "short" weekend 
visits, and all the other reasons for me not to 
study. You all are the best. 

Julie's family - I am so thankful that I have been 
accepted and appreciated and loved as one of your 
own. 

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew 
their strength; they shall mount up with wings as 
eagles they shall run, and not be weary; and they 
shall walk, and not faint" - Isaiah 40:31 




Gina Marie Menichello, D.O. 

Joseph's University, B.S. 
Harleysville, Pennsylvania 




Dave: You have been by my side through this 
journey from day one. You challenge me and encour- 
age me at times I need it the most. I love you and 
could not imagine my life without you. You are my 
inspiration, my best friend, my home. Here's to 
"forever life, laughter, and love." 

Mom & Dad: Your love and constant support have 
allowed me to become who I am 
and enabled me to be where I am today. You taught 
through example the value of a strong work ethic and 
the importance of dedication to family and friends. 
You believed in me and always encouraged me to do 
the same. Thank you for everything and know I love 
you both. 

Chief: You can always lean on me (literally), as I 
know I've leaned on you for many years. I admire 
your strength, selflessness, and unending love. 
You're a role model for us all, and you will always be 
m my heart. 

Bill} : No matter how much we fight, you always end 
up making me laugh. I know you can fulfill all your 
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Megan M. Merril, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Erie. Pennsylvania 




Jesus, you have given me hope and purpose. Thank you for your 
constant encouragement, guidance and wisdom. You have answered 
many prayers, grown my faith, and "made known to me the path of 
life" {Psalm 16:1 1). I could not have made it on my owti strength. 
Dad: Can you believe daddy's little girl is a doctor? Thanks for 
always believing in me! You have sacrificed much and worked so 
hard to allow me to follow my dreams, no matter how crazy they may 
have seemed. Whether I was traveling around the world, moving far 
from home, or deciding on medical school you have always supported 
my endeavors. Thank you for my many opportunities. I love you. 
Mom: I have so enjoyed watching our relationship grow stronger over 
the past few years. Thanks for our long phone conversations, surprise 
gifts in the mail, and your inspiring words. I couldn't have made it 
without your encouragement and prayers. I love you. 
My many siblings: Thanks for always making life interesting. 
Whether it is marriages, babies, new jobs, far away travels, or the 
latest football updates, you have been my outlet and balance. I love 
you all! 

Joan and Nairobi: Where would I be without you two! Probably still 
in bed. with only twelve hours left to study for the biggest test of the 
year, wondering what a hepatic duct is! Thanks for all the memories. I 
am so blessed to have spent this journey with you both. We did it! 
Maura. April. Leanne. Kristen. Judy. Dana and PCOM friends: 
You have each enriched my life in many ways. Without you, medical 
school would be dull. AMA conferences would be boring, grandiose 
projects would be too big to plan, running a 'A marathon wouldn't be 
as fun. and my spiritual walk would be lonely. Thanks for bringing out 
the best no matter what the circumstance. I will cherish our friend- 
ships always! 

Special thanks to my PSU girls and my friends from all walks of life. 
You have been patient and understanding. Your unconditional 
friendship means more than you know. 




John S. Michel, D.O. 

Temple University. B.A. 

Saint Joseph's University, M.B.A. 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 




How great is your goodness, 
which you have stored up for those 
who fear you, 

which you bestow in the sight of men 
on those who take refuge in you. 

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Jason Andrew Mihalcin, D.O. 



Westminster College. B.S. 
Miami University; M.S. 
Hermitage. Pennsylvania 




Mom: Thank you for all of your love and encour- 
agement over the years. I couldn't have gotten to 
where I am today without you. I appreciate every- 
thing that you & Dad have done for me. I love you 
very much! 

Dad: I miss you every day. I know that you would 
be proud of me. I only wish that you could have 
been here to see me graduate and to experience the 
birth of your grandchild. I know that you are with 
me wherever I go. I miss you and love you! 

Baby Mihalcin: Your mother and I are very 
excited for your arrival! I look forward to watching 
you grow and develop over the years. I promise to 
do all that I can to provide for you and be the best 
father that I can be. 

Jenn: You are my best friend, the love of my life, 
and the mother of my child. Thank you for all of 
your love, support, and patience on our journey 
together. You've sacrificed so much over the years, 
including being separated from family, friends, and 
myself. I couldn't have gotten through everything 
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Casey Ann Moffa, D.O. 

insylvania State University. B.S. 
Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad: Thanks for never letting me quit, and for 
being there whenever I doubted myself. You never made 
me feel pressured to do anything. I am forever grateful 
that I have been blessed to have you as my parents. 

Dana. Kelli & Jill: Thanks for supporting me through all 
of these years. Dana, thank for Bo-Bo, without him who 
knows where I would be today! Each of you mean the 
world to me, and I love all of you very much. 

Matthew: I have no doubt that you will become an 
amazing physician. I only wish I had half of your 
intelligence. You are a wonderful person that I am so 
proud to call my brother. Believe in yourself and you 
will be forever successful! 

Devon & Shaun: Thanks for understanding that I was 
the "missing sister." You two are the perfect additions to 
our family. 

To all the friends I have made at PCOM: Thanks to each 

i lor all of the wonderful memories. These four 
years have been amazing because of each and every one 
of you. You are all brilliant people and all of you will 
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Melissa Genovese Morgan, D.O. 



LaSalle University, B.A. 
Port Chester. New York 





I can't believe that this day is finally here! I 
wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for the 
love and support of my family. Mom and Dad, ever 
since I was a little girl you showed me how to believe 
in myself. You told me that I could do or be any- 
thing that I wanted. I am so grateful to you for 
everything you have given me. Lisa, Tony, Briana 
and Kayla, thank you for being so supportive and for 
bringing so much joy into my life. I love you all so 
much. Mom and Pop. I hope that I have made you 
both as proud of me as I am of you. I will never 
forget where I came from and how hard you both 
worked to get me here today. Mom and Dad Mor- 
gan, Jason and Brittany, you truly are a second 
family for me and I love you all so much. Thank you 
for all you've done. Last but certainly not 
least.. .Brad, thank you for being such a wonderful 
husband. You have stood by me through thick and 
thin and there is no one else I want to spend forever 
with. I love you! 

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are 
tiny matters compared to what lives within us." 

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Jessie Lynn Mosley, D.O 



Juniata College, B.S. 
Bedford, Pennsylvania 




"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only 
one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world 
will live as one." ~John Lennon 

To My Incredible Husband. Joey: There is not 
enough space on this page to express my gratitude to 
you. Thank you for your endless love and devotion; 
for your support and optimism; for your confidence in 
me and my abilities. Thank you for believing in me 
when I didn't. Most of all, thank you for putting your 
life and dreams on hold for mine. I will love you and 
support you forever. I can't wait to see what's next! 

To Mommy: Thank you for showing me how to be a 
strong, independent woman. I hope someday to be 
half the mother that you are. You are my inspiration 
in life. Thank you for always supporting and believ- 
ing in me. I love you. 

To Fred and Theresa: You guys are the best little 
brother and sister a girl could have. Thank you for all 
the support and laughs over the years. I will always 
be here for you no matter what. I love you. 

Congrats and Good Luck to the Class of 2006! 




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Priscilla Moutinho, D.O. 

Florida International University, B.S. 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 




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Christina M. Murdock, D.O 

aSalle University, B.A. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 




"Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up vow- 
right to be wrong because then you will lose the 
ability to learn new things and move forward with 
your life. " David Rockefeller 

Mom and Dad: I could not have done this without 
you! Thank you for being there when I was feeling 
o\ erw helmed and stressed out. I am grateful for your 
support and your patience. I enjoy all the fun times we 
have and I will cherish them always. I love you both! 

Brian: I am lucky to have you for my older brother 
to look up to for advice. Thank you for listening and 
for being there whenever I needed you the most. 

\1> fellow classmates and friends: Well we did it! 
I am fortunate to be part of the class of 2006. We have 
all worked as a team to reach our goals. Hopefully we 
will cross paths again in the future. I will miss all of 
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Susan Erin O'Brien, D.O. 

Boston University, B.S. 
Boston University, M.A. 
Westford, Massachusetts 




Mom and Dad: You have been there for me 
through all of the ups and downs. Thank you so 
much for all of your support over the past four 
years. You always believed in me, even when I 
doubted myself. I never could have done this 
without you. I love you both. 

Luke: You have been such a big part of my life 
these last eight years. I am truly blessed to have 
found a man like you. I am looking forward to 
getting married and sharing the rest of our lives 
together. I love you so much, Sweetie! 




Robbie, Kathy, Tom and Richard: Thank you 
for all of your love and understanding along the 
way. I miss you all, and I am hoping to see you 
more often in the years to come. 

Glen, Marie, Grandma and Grandpa: Thank 
you so much for all of your support. It was so nice 
to have a second family close by during medical 
school. I am looking forward to becoming a part of 
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stale Janelle Oakman, D.O. 

wnia State University, B.S. 
_ ollege of Osteopathic Medicine, M.S. 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 




would like to thank God for allowing me the 
privilege of becoming a physician and using 
my hands to heal. There are numerous people 
in my life who have supported me and without 
their support I would never have achieved 
such a goal. I could never repay my parents 
for all they have given me, the debt is price- 
less. My commitment to medicine is zealous, 
unyielding, and undying, and I am grateful and 
appreciative for the opportunity I have been 
given. 

"And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a 
fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it 
shall come to pass, that every one that is 
bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. 
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William J. Olstein Jr., D.O. 



Juniata College, B.S. 
Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania 




I would like to thank God, Wendy, my parents, family and 
friends for all their help and support. I couldn't have done 
it without them. 

I've had a great time and have a lot of memories through 
the past four years. It's been a lot of fun. It's been a long 
trip and we have made it through together, and I'd like to 
congratulate everyone and wish them the best of luck in 
the future 

Tips for next year from The House of God 

GOMERS DON'T DIE. 

GOMERS go to the ground. 

At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own 

pulse. 

The patient is the one with the disease. 

Placement comes first. 

There's no body cavity that cannot be reached with a #14 

needle and a good strong arm. 

Age + BUN = Lasix dose. 

They can always hurt you more. 

The only good admission is a dead admission. 

If you don't take a temperature, you can't find a fever. 

Show me a medical student that only triples my workload 

and I will kiss his feet. 

If the radiologist and the medical student see a lesion on 

the chest x-ray, there can be no lesion there. 

The delivery of good medical care is to do as much 

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.mi Saint Mary's College 
Berwick. Pennsylvania 




Mark Ronald Paiste, D.O. 

tier University, B.S. 
Springfield. Pennsylvania 




Mum and Dad: Words cannot thank you enough for all 
the love and support you have shown me during medical 
school and throughout my life. I am very blessed and 
thankful to have such great parents and I love you both 
\cr\ much. 

Karen, John, Baby John: A special thanks to the 
greatest sister and brother-in-law for all the love, support, 
and advice you have given me throughout my life. One of 
m\ greatest medical school experiences is the honor of 
being chosen Baby John's Godfather and witnessing his 
birth. 

family: Thank you for always being there for me and for 
your endless love and support. PopPop, I miss you 
everyday. 

Tom anil Ray: You two were like having brothers! 
Thanks for all the great times and laughs (sometimes 
uncontrollable!) over the past four years. Although 
expensive, lunches out everyday were great times that I 
will never forget. Chili's?? 

Dr. Meals: Your kindness and comforting during my 
toughest times will never be forgotten. Thank you for 
always having the time, you are greatly missed. 

Friends: Medical school would have been impossible 
without the parties, shore weekends, and nights out. 
Thanks for all your patience and understanding as 1 
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Duquesne University, B.S. 
Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 





Mom - Dad: Words cannot express how thankful I am 
for your tremendous support and love. You have been a 
source of constant motivation throughout the last four 
years. I could not have done this without you. I love you! 

Kristin: My sister, my friend, and the one who could 
always take my mind off of school! Thanks for always 
making me laugh! Love you! 

Tom: When I walked through the door of the anatomy 
lab on the first day of medical school. I never could have 
imagined that this is where I would meet my husband. 
But. there you were with that smile and somehow I just 
knew. Thank you for making the last four years the best 
in my life so far. I look forward to our life together and I 
love you! 

Suzanne - Jarod: Good times, good times. . .Thank you 
for everything. I'll miss you. 

Megan- Joan: I will never forget all the laughs and long 
talks we've had! You've been such great friends and for 
that I thank you. I wish you happiness and fulfillment in 
your careers. I'll miss you! 

Chloe: The best roommate! Couldn't have made it 
through the first two years without you! 



Thomas Rowland Papa, D.O 



Bates College, B.S. 
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 




Mom, I would have never made it this far without your 
unconditional love and support. You are one of the 
strongest people that I have ever met. Dad, I will never 
forget all that you have taught me. I am so lucky for the 
time we have spent together. I love you both always and 
forever. 

Rik. Nik. and Jim. you have all set a fine example for me to 
achieve. My procrastination would have gotten the best of 
me without your help. 

Grandmom. Uncle. I know I can always count on you for 
your Sunday support. 

April, you made school more than just Medical School. 
You made it spectacular. I am proud to say I found my 
soul mate and I look forward to spending the rest of my life 
with you. 

Drs. Simelaro and Lannutti. I take pride in the fact that I 
was taught Medicine by my mentors. I am truly grateful. 

Jeb. our friendship has only gotten stronger. 

Mark. Ray, Chili's enough said and I still owe you a fish. 

Rod, Sua J/. Joe. Vegas. Rob lots of fun. I will miss you 

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Patrick Michael Parker, D.O. 



Gannon University, B.S. 
Newfane, New York 





To the Fam: Sooner or later I'd finish school. Thanks for 
sticking it out with me, I am forever in debt. 

To the Phi Sig House: The memories that I remember I will 
always keep with me, and those I don't I will continually 
deny. 

Words to live by. ..according to the Parkers: 

Dad... "I don't know. I try not to think; it hurts too much" 

Mom... "Just be careful." 

Brother... "Space!" (What I do this time?) 

Sister... "Sometimes I wish I had a little sister instead." 

Me... "Sometimes these things happen." 

"Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the 
great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of 
your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet 
weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your 
supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or 
gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a 
steady, long continued process." -Philip Brooks 

May those that Love us, Love us; 

And tliose that don 't Love us, May God turn Their Heart; 
And if He doesn 7 turn Their Hearts, May He turn Their Ankles, 
So We 'II know Them by Their Limping. 

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Justin K. Parschauer, D.O. 



Bethel College, BA. 
Sandusky, Ohio 



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It has been a good 4 years of learning for life. As I 
move from school and the teaching facility of PCOM 
out into the arena of medical service. I realize what an 
awesome responsibility is mine. I feel equipped, 
excited and ready to launch ahead. I am so grateful for 
the strong support of family and caring friends. Staying 
connected to this support team has made the journey 
possible thus far. Some words of thanks come to 
mind... 

To my parents, who have taught my brothers and me in 
the way of faith, and lived it out before me, both 
humbly and authentically. 

To John and Ryan, who have kept tight the bond of our 
brotherhood, and remain my best friends. 

To a sweet, caring grandmother, who has loved and 
listened. 

To Storehouse Church, providing mc with fun, friends, 
fellowship and great and inspiring Bible teaching. 

To teachers here who have made a difference, chal- 
lenged me. required excellence on every level, person- 
alized medicine for me. and imprinted my life, I say 
thank you. 

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Rujul Rajkamal Patel, D.O. 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, B.S. 
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 





God, first and foremost! I can never express my true 
gratitude to you, because I myself haven't realized how 
grateful I truly am to you... for being my best friend, and 
loving me as such; for being my greatest teacher, and coming 
into my life as dadaji. Whatever I achieve, may it bring me 
closer to you. 

Meera, my wife, the love of my life. It seems as though 
we've already walked such a long way together, and yet we 
have such a long way to go. But I could not imagine walking 
this journey without you. You showed a guy who thought he 
was perfect, his own weaknesses. And I love you for that. 
You truly are a "love letter from God" in my life. Thank you! 

\ I ii m in i. Papa, whatever small or big thing I have achieved, 
it is nothing compared to your love for me. I am so grateful 
to you both, for all your dreams and prayers to make us 
happy, and the efforts that you've put behind them. I love 
you. 

Tanmaybhai, Mihikabhabhi. . .you guys are the best! For 
all your support, and love, I cannot praise you enough. 
Thanks for always being there. 

Sefuben, Manishbhai. . . Words can't express what you guys 
mean to me. In my life, you are God-sent, and you've 
influenced my life, more than you'll ever know. 

To the rest of my family, thank you all so much for all your 
love and support. I am so grateful to have you. 

To my Class of 2006. . .what we've learned so far is informa- 
tion. We have yet to attain knowledge. 



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nsylvania State University, B.S. 
East Rutherford. New Jersey 





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To my Daddy and Mom: I am eternally grateful for the 
endless love, constant encouragement, and relentless 
support you have always given me. Thank you for all the 
many sacrifices you have made to provide me with such 
a wonderful life. Daddy, your self-determination, work 
ethic, strength, and sense of humor fill my life with hope 
and comfort. Mom. your kindness, generosity, honesty, 
and optimistic nature inspire me everyday. The values 
that you have instilled upon me as well as your upbring- 
ing make me the woman that I am today. Since you have 
always shared my dreams, you will always share my 
accomplishments. You are extraordinary people who 
have taught me the meaning of life and unconditional 
love. I am so very proud to be your daughter. I love you 
with all of my heart. 

To my Friends: Thank you all for your patience and 
understanding throughout the years. I am so lucky to 
have such a solid support system. I cherish our many 
incredible memories as well as look forward to our future 
times together. You have always known how to make 
me laugh and smile so easily. From "home" to PSU to 
P< I Al. my heart has always been comforted by your 
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Meredith Lyn Perry, D.O. 



Saint Joseph's University, B.S. 
York, Pennsylvania 



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My amazing family: I will never forget your unwaver- 
ing love and support. Thank you so much for believing in 
me! I love and thank you from the very bottom of my 
heart and soul. Can you believe it! I'm finally a doctor! 
The first one! © 

Ani: What an adventure these past 3 years have been. 
We have been around the world, on opposite coasts and 
by each others side. You have taught me so much and 
have been such a source of support and encouragement. I 
look forward to our journey together. I love you! 

Lisa, Melissa: I'm not sure what I would have done these 
last 4 years without you. Your friendship means the 
world to me. May we continue on our separate paths, but 
never lose touch. 

All of my dear friends: I've had so much fun! I can't 
imagine having done this without all of you! Life if partly 
what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends 
whom we choose. -Tehyi Hsieh 

Todd, Gilbert, Ant, Lauren: You'll always be rock stars 
to me! 

The heart makes as record of every shining thing and 
plays it back like music through the years. -Felix Noland 




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Kristen Emily Mestayer Peske, D.O 



Allegheny College, B.S. 
Ligonier, Pennsylvania 





"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - 
Helen Keller 

To Dad- Although years have gone by and anatomical 
terms have changed, your encouragement and true 
understanding of my medical school endeavor are a 
blessing to me. Your love of people and medicine 
inspire me. 

To Mom- Thank you for sharing your endless supply of 
optimism and energy with me. When I faced a chal- 
lenge, you were always there to cheer me on. 

To my siblings: Heather- Thank you for teaching me that 
a balanced life was a key element for enduring this 
journey. Jonathan- I admire your honesty with yourself 
and others... I can only hope to lead as true a life as you 
do. Stephanie- Thank you for reminding me to be fun- 
loving and to enjoy life. 

To Benjamin: The past six years has been an amazing 
adventure with you. Thank you for your endless 
encouragement, patience, and laughter. I am looking 
forward to a lifetime of adventures with you. I love you. 

To my friends: Jill- Thank you for all of the fun, hilarity, 
and crazy episodes over the past 14 years. Megan and 
Judy— I will always cherish our runs, conversations and 
continuous encouragement of each other. 



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Kevin A. Pinkos, D.O. 

Lehigh University, B.S. 
Roslyn, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad - With love in my heart and a 
lump in my throat, words cannot capture my 
appreciation, thanks, and debt to you. 

Jenny - I've known a lot, liked a few, loved 
but one, here's to you. I think the best is yet to 
come, sweet, which makes me a pretty lucky 

guy. 

Ron-dawg, Stevey, Kar, Bri-be - 

"Brothers(and a sister) don't shake hands..." 
-Tommy Boy 

Jim & Lisa - Thanks for the 

adventure... here's to a regular meeting at the 

Five Points of Anytown, U.S.A. 

B-Mac, Q-dizzy, Hells-Bells, Diets, J-Delp, 
Niederman, D$, Klein, O'Connell Clan - 

May the well never dry up on the endless 
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rfvania State University. B.S 
Lake Hauto. Pennsylvania 




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Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. 
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Ma and Pa: I remember you guys read somewhere 
that "before kids are born, they pick their parents." 
Well, if that's true, I guess I won the lottery. You 
guys have always been there and supported me 
through rough times and good times, taught me 
everything I know and raised me from a boy to a man. 
Thanks for working the extra jobs, making sure I did 
all my work and kicking me in the butt when needed. 
Without you two I would've never made it this far. 
Sis: Thank you for always being there, supporting 
me and being the best big sister anyone could have. 
You're always good at giving advice whether times 
are rough or not. I wish you nothing but happiness 
with Brandon. 

Friends: Well guys I did it! Or I should say we did! 
Whether it was asking me questions, putting facts in 
my head, helping me stay up another hour or buying 
another drink, you all took part in some way. Thanks 
guys! 

Leslie: One more hurdle done, many more to go, but 
with you by my side I know I can conquer anything. 
Your love got me through many rough times and will 
get me through many more. I love you. 



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Tiffanv L. Reed. D.O. 

lenberg College, B.S. 
Zion^ville, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad: 'I am everything I am because 
you loved me." Since I was a young child, you 
always encouraged me to be the absolute best I 
could be. and you would accept nothing less. I 
thank you for your steadfast love and support. 1 
love you! 

Muhlenberg Girls: Thank you for offering a 
shoulder to lean on when times are tough. All 
of you have also chosen challenging roads to 
travel, and I am so glad that we can always be 
there for one another. 

PCOM Crew: You have always been there to 
remind me that there is more to life than books. 
Thank you for that. I will always remember the 
fun we had at our birthday celebrations and 
potluck dinners. Best of luck to all of you! 

"If my mind can conceive it and my heart can 
believe it. then I can achieve it. " 

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Jennifer Lyn Reif, D.O. 

Muhlenberg College, B.S. 
Oreland. Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad - I am truly grateful for all of the support, 
encouragement, and guidance that you have given me 
throughout the years. I would have not made it to where 
I am today if it not for you both. I feel so grateful to 
have such loving parents. Words cannot express how- 
thankful I am. I love you! 

Chris - Thank you for being there to give me words of 
wisdom, to never let me get discouraged, and to keep me 
laughing. 

Pete - Throughout the years you were one of my closest 
friends and now you are so much more. I could not 
imagine my life without you. Thank you for your 
support and for always making me smile. I love you! 

My friends - Thank you for keeping me grounded 
during the tough times! I appreciate all of the long 
phone calls, emails, and words of encouragement you 
have given to me. 

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only 
true friends will leave footprints on your heart.'" 

Eleanor Roosevelt 

"Surely goodness and loving-kindness will follow me all 
the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the 
Lord forever" Psalm 23:6 





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Jason A. Remick, D.O. 

ersity of Set anion. B.S. 
Scranton, Pennsylvania 




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Robert Todd Rinnier, D.O. 

Saint Joseph 's University, B.S. 
Pedricktown. New Jersey 





Mom and Dad: I am so thankful for all the hard work and 
effort you two put into giving me the opportunity to 
succeed. Without your continuous love and support none of 
my accomplishments would be possible. I could not have 
asked for better parents. I love you both so very much. 

Aaron: Our bond is strong, it cannot be broken. I am so 
truly lucky to have such a great brother and friend. You 
have always been there for me. We've shared many great 
times and have many more to come. 

Giuliana: Me Amore. what can I say, you have been there 
for me every step of the way. Thanks for your constant love 
and support. You have made this experience bearable and 
quite enjoyable. I love you with all my heart and am so glad 
to have you in my life. 

PCOM friends and fellow slackers: You know who you are. 
Thanks for making this such a memorable experience; I 
never thought medical school could have been so fun. Best 
of luck in the future and keep in touch. 

Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other 
than being really, really, ridiculously good looking? 

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Joseph Jordan Romano, D.O. 

in & Marshall College, B.A. 

Y\ est Chester. Pennsylvania 




I have come so far in the past four years. But, my 
success in medicine would not have been possible 
without the aid of helping hands along the way. 
There are many to thank... I have been blessed 
with a wonderful family. Their intelligence, guid- 
ance, and understanding over these years eased 
difficult times. Care packages of groceries and late 
night phone calls will never be forgotten. To those 
who have died, you are a part of my past memo- 
ries, may you remain in my future stories. And to 
my friends, thanks for being there when I needed 
someone to chat with or grab a pint with. 



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best of things, and no good thing ever dies! 



"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice 
the gift." 



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Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. 
Voorhees, New Jersey 




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David S. Rudolph, D.O. 

hiio State University, B.S. 
Holland, Pennsylvania 




My four years at PCOM proved to be both the most 
challenging and rewarding years of my life. Along 
with the misery that came with having spent many 
sleepless nights studying for examinations, there was 
also the tremendous satisfaction of having success- 
fully completed the required preclinical and clinical 
education necessary to become a practicing physician. 
Graduation from medical school will undoubtedly be 
one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. 
However, such an achievement would not have been 
possible without the unconditional love and support of 
mv wonderful wife. Catherine. Catherine, you put 
your own interests aside so that I was able to fulfill a 
longstanding dream of my own. I know it wasn't 
easy for you taking care of our family while I attended 
to my coursework. Yet you never showed any signs 
of remorse or discontent. Your selflessness has been 
a true inspiration to me. and I only hope that someday 
I will be able to return the favor. 
Mom and Dad. I would also like to thank you for 
always encouraging me to achieve more and for never 
allow ing me to settle for anything but my best. 

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Mom: You deserve a great deal of gratitude for 
helping me accomplish what I have in life. You 
assisted me -with all obstacles I encountered and 
saw me through even" dark time. I can do almost 
anything I wish but I could not have become a 
doctor without you. You and I made this possible. 
You are so important to me. 

Brianna and Austin: I explained every step of 
this journey to both of you. Not once did either of 
you make me feel that you were upset or disap- 
pointed in the little time we could spend together. I 
know you don't understand everything now. but 
your futures will depend directly on the amount of 
sacrifice and work you put into them. Not even- 
day will be playtime but. . .Now it's time to Play! 

Stephanie and Mariah: This is the reward of hard 
work and dedication. This was my dream, now 
make yours happen. 

Jennie: Here's 535 for the last counseling session. 
However, we'll have to come up with a lifetime 
payment plan for the last decade of other ways you 
have been there for me. For now. let's set a beer. 





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Paul M. Rutkowski, D.O 

[ 'niversity of Scranton, B.S. 
Scranton, Pennsylvania 




To my Father: First. I want to thank you for being 
there for me over the years. You have always been 
there for me whenever I needed you. Getting 
through these last eight years of school would not 
have been possible without you and the drive and 
determination that you instilled in me. I would 
never have been able to achieve this without your 
support. Thank you so much for everything. 

To Joe and Gary: You two have been the best 
friends that I could ever have hoped for. Without 
your help. I would never have made it through 
PCOM. I wish the both of you the best of luck in all 
that you do. Thanks for everything. 

To the Gentlemen of Phi Sigma Gamma: Thank 
you for your friendship over the last four years. I 
will miss the parties, the evening reports, and the 
good times. 

To the «an« from Scranton: I have known most of 
you -.ince my earliest days in college. I can't 
believe that eight years have gone by already. Time 
certainly does fly. I want to thank all of you for 
being there for me throughout the years. My best 
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James M. Sacco, D.O. 

East Stroudsburg University, B.S. 

MCP Hahnemann University, M.P.T. 

Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 




There are many people that have influenced me and 
have helped me with my aspirations to become a 
physician. My parents are my chief source of inspira- 
tion and encouragement. Words do not adequately 
express how thankful and indebted I am to them. I am 
lucky and proud to call two such extraordinary people 
my parents. I can only hope to be as influential on my 
own children. 

I must also thank my brother, sister, extended family 
and express my gratitude to my closest friends both in 
medical school and those outside "PCOM high" (you all 
know who you are). I know that without the under- 
standing, patience, genuine concern, and camaraderie, 
my time in medical school would have been almost too 
much to bear. I will remember the trip to Ireland, the 
post-test celebrations, the ears on loan to b*@$! and 
moan to, and the freely given pep-talks that always kept 
my chin up. I WON'T remember the first/second year 
football game (concussion!). 

One more person to give a heartfelt thank you to is my 
girlfriend, Stephanie. The last year has been excep- 
tional. I am lucky to have you in my life. I feel 
transitioning into residency and beyond without you is 
unimaginable. 

Finally, I want to express my best wishes to all my 
classmates. I know that you all will do well and make 
PCOM proud. I am privileged to be considered one of 
your peers. 

Ps. B. and B., no more museum to order pizza to or to 
try to s-box. 




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Bryan Saia, D.O. 

Villanova University, B.S. 
Medford, New Jersey 





It's hard to believe that we are already finished medical 
school. I can remember walking in on the first day of 
orientation, not knowing anyone, wondering what 
would lie ahead. Now, four years later, we have all 
accomplished so much, and made many great friends 
along the way. "Old man" Sacco and Brad, my first 
two friends at school, you guys really helped me get 
here and I will never forget it. Courtney, "the Todd", 
Johnny D, Chris V...you guys are all great friends, and 
helped make these four years more enjoyable then I 
could ever have imagined. To my two steady 
housemates these four years, Jeff and Mike, you guys 
are the best. 

Of course I couldn't have gotten here without my 
family. Mom, thanks for putting up with me and 
helping me out whenever I needed it, without question. 
To my brothers: John, Bobby, and Sean, thanks for 
always being there for me, for supporting me, and for 
being my best friends. And last but not least, thank you 
Dad. Thanks for being my inspiration in this journey to 
become a doctor and in life. I look up to you more than 
you could ever know. 



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Messiah College, B.S 
Manassas. Virginia 




To my dear Kathryn: You have sacrificed 
more than anyone for the sake of my 
dreams. Your encouragement has caused 
me to believe in myself more than I ever 
did without you. There are not words 
adequate to express my thanks. "I love 
you. ..like never before." 

To my children Austri, Elijah, and Corban: 
you are gifts from God to me and all who 
know you. You have given up so much 
time with you "Papa" to help me pursue 
my goals. Know that you are always more 
important than my deadlines. I love you 
and I thank God for you. 

Mom and Dad Samuelson & Mom and Dad 
( [intze: Thank you, thank you, thank you. 
Dad Hintze: We miss you. 



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Bradley J. Sandella, D.O. 

James Madison University, B.S. 
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 





This degree is dedicated to the people I love the most. 
Without your undying love and unwavering support I 
never would have accomplished this dream. It belongs 
to you as much as it does me. 

Mom and Dad: I would be nowhere without you two. 
You have supported me every step of this journey. You 
gave me the tools to work, the desire to succeed, and the 
push I needed. I am proud to call you my parents. 
Thanks for all you have done. I love you 

Brian, Jeanne, Michael, and Nicholas: You believed 
in me, advised me, backed me. and quite often fed me. 
Brian, thanks for the wonderful distractions, from a 
marathon to spring training to PlayStation football you 
have always been there. Mike, you bring the chainsaw 
and Doctor Uncle Brad will always be your assistant. 

Belle: You are my best friend, my confidant, and my 
soul mate. You are the love of my life and I am happy 
to share this with you. You have made me a better 
doctor then I ever could have dreamed. As a team, we 
are going to create an amazing life together. I love you 
with my entire heart. 




Keith- Austin Scarfo, D.O 

Bucknell University, B.S. 

mis Jefferson University, M.S. 
Glen Rock. New Jersey 




Although the past years have not been without 
difficultly there have been several special 
people in my life who have made this journey 
much easier. To my mother and father, with- 
out their love and support this long journey 
would never have begun and certainly would 
not have come to fruition. For my friends, 
who never questioned why I could not make it 
for they knew of my dedication and desire to 
become a physician. And especially for my 
wife Carta, it is her love and support that has 
helped me every step of the way. Without her 
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Bucknell University, B.S. 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 





Mom, Grandmama, Chris, Denise, Tatia, and Erika - 

I truly appreciate your unconditional love and support 
throughout the years. Your patience and guidance have 
been a reminder that it is worth the sacrifice. I love you 
all very much. 

Ethan - This couldn't be more right. Thank you for 
believing in me, understanding my dream, and providing 
me with the strength to follow its pursuit. I love you 
and am excited to spend the rest of our days together. 

Erika - Fossa! Thanks for keeping me thinking and 
laughing. I am blessed to have you as my friend. 

Jen, Matt, and Lori - I am grateful for all of the fond 
memories and those to come! You're the best! 

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of 
intelligent persons and the affection of children, to earn 
the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to 
give of one's self, to leave the world a bit better, 
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a re- 
deemed social condition; to have played and laughed 
with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even 
one life has breathed easier because you have lived - 
that is to have succeeded." 

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Amy Mehta Shah, D.O. 

Union College, B.S. 

Union College. M.B.A. 

Edison. New Jersey 




Mom & Dad: We did it! I took the long route and your 
unconditional love, support, and guidance has helped me 
throughout my journey. Words cannot express my joy at 
being another Dr. Mehta. Thank you for inspiring me 
with your words and teaching me through your selfless 
example. You are so much more than parents, you are 
my closest friends. I love you very much. 

Rajen: After all these years. we"re finally in the same 
school at the same time! From the moment I heard you 
were on your way, I knew that medical school would be a 
hoot. I am so proud to have you as my brother. Your 
presence and support has helped me make it through, and 
1 am beyond happy that we experienced this together. I 
am already looking forward to Buck and Ben's new 
ad\entures in residency. 

Dhwani: My husband, my partner. 1 still remember your 
encouraging words that led me to apply. You have seen 
me through all the lows and celebrated with me each 
high. I emerged from the battle with your guidance, love, 
and support. You inspire me each day. and I can't 
imagine doing this without you. I am so blessed to have 
you by my side, laughing with me all the way. The best 
is yet to come. 

Shah Family: You have been so welcoming from the 
moment I met you in New Brunswick five years ago. I 
•sard to making more memories with you and to 
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Paul J. Shogan, D.O. 

Northeastern University, B.S. 
Delmar, New York 





I Gomers don't die. 

II Gomers go to ground. 

III At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to 
take your own pulse. 

IV The patient is the one with the disease. 

V Placement comes first. 

VI There is no body cavity that cannot be 
reached with a #14 needle and a good strong 
arm. 

VII Age + BUN = Lasix dose. 

VIII They can always hurt you more. 

IX The only good admission is a dead admis- 
sion. 

X If you don't take a temperature, you can't 
find a fever. 

XI Show me a BMS who only triples my 
work load and I will kiss his feet. 

XII If the radiology resident and the BMS 
both see a lesion on the chest x-ray, there can 
be no lesion there. 

XIII The delivery of medical care is to do as 
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Towson University, B.S. 

Joseph's University, M.B.A. 
Silver Spring, Maryland 



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Mommy and Daddy: Words cannot express the 
appreciation I have for you. I am so honored to be 
your daughter. You have supported, encouraged, 
and feed me through out this journey and I will 
continue to make you proud. I love you, Toby 
My Girls: Thank you for giving me a reason to 
laugh, instead of study. You have provided encour- 
agement, gossip, comedy, party, vacation, support 
and my connection to life outside of the books. 
Holla!! 

Mom, Dustin and Dayton: God brought me such a 
special gift the day I meet your family. Thank you 
for your support, prayers, encouragement and love. 
J: Pop Quiz Punk! You have been my right hand 
man since orientation. Your drive is amazing. You 
have helped to push me to the next level of success. 
Thanks for being a friend, comedic relief, and my 
family in Philly. I look forward to our next chapter 
as friends and professional colleagues. Welcome to 
Jam-RockW 

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my absence. Now that I am back, you will probably 
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'Mom and 1)ad— I cannot thankyou enough for the unwavering 
support and guidance in my endeavors. I have the utmost respect, 
Cove, and gratitude for you Both. 'You are amazing and selfless 
individuals. 

'Katie and 'Rita — 'You are the greatest friends and sisters that one 
could have in life. 'You have always been there to help, to talk, or 
simply to listen. Continuously I find comfort and happiness in our 
friendship, and I know that we will always be there for each other. 

<PCOM ""Herd" — (Becoming friends with all of you has made 
medical school bearable and surprisingly, very much enjoyable. 'You 
are wonderful people and I hope always to have you in my life. The 
fun, laughter, and memories are countless, and I am grateful for 
your help and support. Congratulations'. 

Jesse — Having you in my life has been amazing. Your strength of 
character and selfless acts of love are only some of the many reasons 
that I love you. We have worked hard together to accomplish our 
dreams and goals, and your love and support have made the road 
easier to travel 

Congratulations and good luckj-0 the Class of 2006! 

In loving memory of my grandmother whom I know is always with me. 

"jAlways do right — this will gratify some and astonish the rest. " 

- MarkjTwain 



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Gregory Skochko, D.O. 

nnsylvania State University: B.S. 
West Chester University, M.S. 
Warminster, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad - Thank you for instilling in me such wonder- 
ful values & insight, to take care of those less 
fortunate, practice compassion with every thought & action, 
teach by example, and pursue my dreams with zeal. 

My Siblings - Tina, who could ask for a better twin! I'm 
thrilled to share time w ith you. Adam & now little 
Ryan! You're always there to offer an encouraging word & 
genuine smile. Elena, you are such a spiritual, compassion- 
ate soul. I value deeply value your presence in our lives. 
Eric, you have become the supportive, caring role model of 
a parent & husband I shall strive to be. The kids are always 
so considerate, kind & mature! 

AMSA Friends & Leaders - Thank you for your idealism. 
wisdom & guidance. What I've learned from you will 
guide me as a physician and as a human being. You offer 
health care & society a bright future. We 
will make positive change in the world! © 

To all my Friends - You know who you are. from Tennent. 
Philly. Striders. PSU. PCOM...it certainly hasn't been 
boring! I'm blessed to know all of you. No matter where 
life takes us. know that you always have a friend in me. 

Class of '06 Go get "em! And know how well PCOM & 
osteopathic medicine has prepared you! 

Jam What can I say. You came into my life at the start 
of this craziness. and have been my guiding light, my 
foundation, my inspiration. I love you with all my heart & 
am honored to marry you & raise a wonderful family of our 
own. California (& the Air Force) here we come! 




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Havyn Skorupan, D.O. 

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, B.S. 
Beaver, Pennsylvania 




First off, I want to thank my parents for teaching me the 
value of hard work and for always providing unwavering 
support and encouragement in all I do. Thank you for all 
you've done for me and continue to do. I love you both. 

I also want to thank Gil, Phil, Brent and Amy for being 
great friends for the past four years. We had a lot of fun 
and it's sad to think we are all going to end up in different 
places. I will never forget this part of our lives and I know 
we will keep in touch. 

Most importantly, 1 want to thank my beautiful wife 
Brooke. Thank you for everything. Thank you for your 
patience and support through the last four years of school, 
for always believing in me, for putting up with me, and 
for wanting to spend your life with me. You make it all 
worth my while. I love. 

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to 
become a man of value. 

Albert Einstein 

Life is what happens to you while you 're busy making 
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Dennis Carl Slagle H, D.O. 

, niversity of Pennsylvania, B.S. 
Fairmount Citv. Pennsylvania 




"Your talent is God's gift to you: what vou do with your 
talent is your gift baclTto God." - Leo Buscaglia 

First and foremost. I thank God for the path created, the 
dreams l"\e fulfilled, and the memories yet to happen. My 
faith has provided this achievement, and' I thank God for 
the blessings given to me. 

Mommy & Daddy - On this graduation day. we celebrate 
this achievement together! I would have never been able to 
finish this journey without your endless love and support. 
The late night phone calls, weekend visits, and notes in the 
mail to give me the encouragement I needed. Only the two 
of you know the true sacrifice of becoming a doctor - I will 
be forever grateful. 

Grandma & Pamps - Two of the best grandparents a child 
could ever hope for. It was you that belTeved in my dream 
and proclaimed of my success. I wish for nothing more 
than for you to be here with me today, celebrating this 
milestone in my life. But I know there are holes in the 
floor of Heaven - and you're watching over me this day - 
rejoicing and celebrating - I'll forever miss you and love 
you - until we see each other again... 

Grandma & Grandpa Slaele - Thank you for the weekly 
notes, phone calls, prayers, love, and support of my 
education. I'm proud to be your grandson. 

Class of 2006 - It was once said, "Why does it take only a 
minute to say hello, but forever to say goodbye'.''' I w ish 
each of you success and thank you for the countless 
memories We did it! 

"At some moments, simply caring is the only thing we can 
ime moments, caring is the only thing that matters." 

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Ashlee Linn Smith, D.O. 

St. Lawrence University, B.S. 
Munnsville, New York 




Oh to be blessed with a brilliant mind. 

Waste it not, but serve mankind. 

Give your best, never look back. 

Seek challenge ahead, lead the pack. 

Ego is one thing, oft showered with pride. 

Love is another unable to hide. -Bert L. Snyder 

Mom & Dad: Everything that I am today, along with everything 
that I have accomplished is because of you. I know that it has 
not been easy... I will always remember the first day of college 
"pep talk"! I've definitely come a long way! Your inspiration 
and insight will not be forgotten. I appreciate all of the support 
you have given me, the sacrifices you have made. I love you 
both. 

Brooke, Dean, Ryan, &Brenah: You are all so important to me 
and always will be. I know it has been a challenge, but I have 
been fortunate to be able to go through it with all of you. No 
matter where I am you can count on me. I may not always be 
there physically, but I will always be in your hearts and you in 
mine. I love you all. 

Gram & Gramp: I know that I have made you proud and that is 
all I have ever hoped to do. What you have given me and done 
for me is truly the greatest gift I could ask for. I cannot say 
thank you or I love you enough. 

The Blunts and Snyder's: All of you have no idea how much you 
mean to me. This is my dream and without all of you I would 
not have been able to do it. Thanks for listening to the stories, 
the places to study, the muscles to move with, your never-ending 
support and encouragement. Yes, I graduated once again! 

Erin: You have been through a lot with me and I would not have 
wanted to go through it with anyone else. Thanks for listening 
and laughing. I am lucky to have you as a friend and I appreciate 
all you nave done. 

PCOM friends & S-10: Thanks for the friendships. Radiology, 
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Jennifer Marie Smith, D.O. 

Washburn University, B.A. 

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Mom, Dad, and Don: Thank you for all your love 
and support. You have stood by me through thick 
and then, never given up on me, or let me give up 
on myself. For everything, I continue to be grateful. 

My PCOM Friends: Thank you for making medical 
school somewhat bearable; for making me laugh 
when all I wanted to do was cry; for being there for 
my happiest, saddest, and most exciting, life- 
altering moments. I hope this isn't an ending, but 
the beginning of life-long friendships and collegues. 

Brian: Thank you for being there for me; for sup- 
porting me. You have been my shoulder to cry on, 
my ear to vent to, my best friend, my lover, and my 
confidante. These last four years have been the 
hardest of my life, and I am so grateful to you for 
weathering the storm with me. We are closing 
another chapter in our lives. I can't wait to see what 
adventures await us in the next one. I know that 
with you by my side I can make it through any- 
thing. 

Elsie: Thank you for brightening my life with every 
smile. 

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Jennifer Brae Snavely, D.O. 



Bryn Mawr College, B.A. 
Greenville, Delaware 




To my family: Your constant love and support has 
made all of this possible. I could not have done it 
without you all. And especially to mom and dad, 
your love and friendship is the greatest gift you 
have ever given me. You have helped me to realize 
my dreams. I Love you! Team 19: Chris, Erin, 
Jake and Sara; Many of my fondest med-school 
memories are from anatomy. I feel so lucky to have 
had you all in my group. Erin (Babea): You have 
been with me since day one and your friendship 
brings a smile to my face! I love us babea, thanks 
for everything! Melissa and Meredith: Thanks for 
always being there for me girls! Bariana: We'll 
always have South Beach. I am thankful that you 
came into my life. Lori: I could not have made it 
through the last two years without you. You inspire 
me with your strength and your friendship means 
the world to me. Napoleon forever! I love you! 

"It's learning how and learning why, and looking 
forward and thinking high. It's going onward 
despite defeat, and fighting staunchly but keeping 
sweet. 

-Success, by Berton Braley 



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Justin A. Snyder, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania Siare University, B.S. 
Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania 




I still remember day one standing by the PCOM seal 
and getting my picture taken. I had no idea what I 
was m for. but these past four years have been the 
most important ones of my life. I have grown in so 
many ways and have met so many amazing people. 

To the people I have lost this past year, I want to say 
thank you for the memories. Dr. Meals; my friend, 
my teacher, my mentor, you have taught me so much 
about medicine, love, friendship, but most impor- 
tantly, you showed me how to live. To my uncle 
Jack, I will forever remember your last words to me, 
"Be a good doctor." 1 promise, and I will tell you all 
about it some day when 1 see you. To my grandfa- 
ther, my pappy. I miss you. 

To my friends, thank you for the crazy times. You 
guys are the closest things to brothers that I have 
ever had. You made these four years so much fun. 
Melissa, thank you for being my "rock." I am so 
happy we met. Mom and Dad, you have always 
been my biggest supporters. Know that the man I 
am is because of your examples. Most importantly. 
I want to thank God for his presence in my life. 
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John G. Stoner Jr., D.O 

Lehigh University, B.A. 
York, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad- 1 cannot begin to thank you 
enough for all that you have done for me over 
the past four plus years. I would never have 
been able to survive medical school without 
your insights. I appreciate your unconditional 
support and love, you are the best parents 
anyone could possibly ask for. I love the both 
of you. Thank you so much! 

Katie- You have always been more than just a 
sister to me, because I think of you as a best 
friend. Thank you for believing in me, and 
helping me during the past few years. You are 
a wonderful person and are sure to succeed in 
anything to do. I Love you! 

Jessica, Mike, Greg and Joe- Medical school 
would never have been the same without each 
of you. I will never forget our nights out, and 
the "study" dinners we had. You all have been 
the best friends anyone could have. When- 
ever I think of PCOM it will be the four of you 
that come to mind. Thanks for all the great 
memories. 



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Jarod Paul Stragand, D.O. 

Washington and Jefferson College, B.A. 
Wexford, Pennsylvania 




Mom and Darrell: Without your unconditional love and 
emotional support, I would not have been able to take on 
the daunting task of medicine. Thank you for instilling 
your values upon me, and never allowing me to forget 
where I came from. I love you. 

Dad and Roe: You both have kept higher education from 
stealing my laughter and imagination. You have shown 
me that simple distractions (Canada, hold-em) are just as 
much a part of medicine as is reading. 

Suzanne: The love of my life, my best friend, and my 
soul mate-you have been my strength to stand and my 
grace on which to fall. Destiny (and your father) brought 
us to Rockport shoes, and our undying love for each other 
will take us farther than we ever imagined. 143 forever! 

To My Brothers: My entire life has been complimented 
by three of the greatest people in the world. Together, 
you have kept me in check, reminding me that your 
family will always be there when the dust settles. Every- 
thing that I have become today is a result of the unending 
support you have given me. I love you all. 

Jeremy: We did it "womb mate!" 

Haywood Clinic: The greatest roommates ever — JZ, Joey 
D, Malozzi, Brent, and Caroline. Good luck and best 
wishes to all of you in your careers! 

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die 
today." James Dean 



Michelle Nicole Sudol, D.O. 



hiiversity ofScranton, B.S. 

Berwick. Pennsylvania 




Mom and Dad. You are my best friends! 1 could 
not have done this without you! You are truly my 
inspiration, strength, and foundation. Your uncon- 
ditional support and love guided my accomplish- 
ment, i am truly grateful for the sacrifices you both 
have made for me to pursue my dream. I love you 
both more than anything and will continue to 
always come to you first for advice on everything in 
life! Thank you with all my heart! 

Michael: You are the best brother! Thank you for 
continuously doing the little things for me that 
always made the most difference. Know thai I am 
always here for you as well. Thank you for 
believing in your big sis! I love you! 

Family and Friends. There are too many of you to 
list! Thank you so much for your continuous love, 
support, and motivation. I could not have gone this 
far w ithout you all. All of our good times and 
laugh- are honestly some of my most cherished 
moments and somehow always managed to lighten 
m\ ei tress! Loveya'll! 





Christina Marie Susi, D.O. 

Wake Forest University, B.A. 
Winter Springs, Florida 




To my parents : Thank you for always having the right 
words to help me through the difficult days. You have 
always been there when I have needed you, and your 
constant support, friendship, and love has been a true 
inspiration to my life. I love you both very much. 

To Billy : Thank you for showing me what true dedica- 
tion and hard work really mean. You have become an 
incredible brother and friend, and I love you. 

To Nate : I am so lucky to have found you. You are the 
most amazing person, and I am so excited to spend the 
rest of our lives together. This is the beginning of a 
wonderful journey, and I wouldn't want to spend it with 
anyone else. I love you with all my heart. 

To my grandparents : You are all truly wonderful 
people, and I love you. Thank you not only for your 
continued love and generosity throughout my life, but 
for also teaching me the value of family. 

To my friends : Thank you for all the wonderful laughs, 
late night study sessions, great vacations, and memories 
I will always cherish. 



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Brad Matthew Taicher, D.O. 

ersity of Pennsylvania, B.A. 
Georgetown University, M.S. 
Saint Joseph 's University, M.B.A. 
South Easton, Massachussetts 




Mi A mo re - Five years of hard work, debt, and travel 
along paths unknown would have been insurmountable 
without you by my side. 

Friends and facul h- - I am a different and better person 
for having you with me throughout this journey. Thank 
\ou all for sour guidance, support, and sense of humor. 



I am a part of all 1 have met and they are a part of me 
Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Learn from the mistakes of others - you can't live long 
enough to make them all yourself 
Anonymous 

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient 
while nature cures the disease 
Voltaire 

It is good to have an end to journey toward: but it is the 
journey that matters in the end 
Ursula K LeGuin 

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Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, M.S. 

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A seemingly unending whirlwind of people, places, 
and things. Without a care we arrive to a world 
expecting much, demanding all. We soon learn that 
life can pick you up or stomp you low, if you let it. 
Some are taught that their one choice in life is to 
conform. Conform to gang banging, conform to the 
live and die for the moment mentality. They think 
that the future is a distant dream, elusive and 
fleeting and therefore life is not worth living. 
Life 

Is your light, your smile, and your cry. It is about 
you setting new boundaries, creating goals and 
excelling at those goals. It is a journey best shared 
with those around us. For when we learn to live life 
not for the moment, but as an integration of our 
past, present, and future bound only by our imagi- 
nation, it is then that we have a life truly worth 
living. 

Thanks to my family and friends for making this 
journey so much easier. Praise God for giving me 
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adi R. Taylor, D.O. 

rdouih College, B.A. 
Sherburne, New York 





James A. Thiel, D.O. 

Michigan State University, B.S. 
Gaylord, Michigan 




Mom and Dad: Your continuous love and support have 
helped me to become the person that I am today. 
Through your example. I have learned that goals can 
only be reached through hard work and dedication. 
Thank you for always giving so much of yourselves in 
the development of three successful men. 

John and Mike: I am honored to say that my brothers 
are also my best friends. You set a great example for me 
growing up, and you continue to do the same today. I am 
proud to be "Little T." 

Lisa: After meeting you on the first day of orientation, it 
seemed our paths were intended to cross. I am leaving 
Philadelphia with much more than a medical education. 
Now I have you by my side. You amaze me everyday 
with your intelligence and compassion. You are the one. 
I love you. 

Grandma, Granny Cel and Alison: Your unconditional 
love and support have not gone unnoticed. Thank you 
for your constant friendship and encouragement. 

Thank you to all of my Gaylord, MSU. and Philly 
friends. We have many great memories together, and I 
look forward to many more. 




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Julie Marie Tomnay, D.O. 



linster College, B.S. 

Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 




Thank you to all family and friends 
for believing in me, especially Mom, 
Dad, and Shon. Your encouragement 
and love has allowed me to become 
the person I am today. Without your 
patience, prayers and support, this 
dream would not have been possible. 
I love you. 

Duty makes us do things well, but 
love makes us do them beautifully. 

Zig Ziglar 




Melanie Kay Turock, D.O 

versity of Scranton, B.S. 
Saint Joseph's University, M.S. 
Dalton, Pennsylvania 




Dad dy- Thank you for seeing in me what I could not see in 
myself. Your example of true dedication to medicine and 
vuur patients has been the strongest and best part of my 
medical education. I love you. 

Mommy- My best friend. You have taught me mental 
toughness and that nothing is impossible. I am the woman I 
.im today because of your love and support. 

Eric, Nathan, and J. Seth- My Brothers, My Compass. You 
have always pointed me in the right direction and never let 
me t.ill off course. Thank you for constant reassurance and 
triendship. 

Sunny and Jenny- My best girls. It has been your strength 
and friendship through all the good and bad that has allowed 
me ro survive these four years. 

Pam and Lauren- \l\ hometown girls. We really made!! 
Thank you for always having my back. I am honored to call 
you my friends. 

Corynne and Victoria- \I\ med school partners in crime! 
We've been through so much together in such a short time. I 
have learned the true meanings of Loyalty, Bravery, and 
Strength from you. 

! >~ Nick- Thanks tor making me dream bigger. 




Michelle Ruth Underkofler, D.O. 



Boston University, B.S. 

Saint Joseph's University, M.B.A. 

Warminster, Pennsylvania 





Mom & Dad - Thank you for everything. You've sup- 
ported every one of my dreams - from the days of ballet 
recitals to choosing a residency. I could not have done any 
of this without you. I love you! And, yes, I am finally 
graduating! 

Keith & Steph - 1 am so glad that you found each other and 
that we have all grown so close. You are both amazing 
people and are a constant inspiration to me. Thank you! 

Rich, Ashley & Cassie - 1 love you all and will always be 
here for you! 

Clif- What can I say? You've helped me through every 
step of this long road for the past four years and I don't 
know where I would be without you. You are amazing and 
I look forward to our life together. I love you!! 

Mom and Dad B. & Mimi - Your constant encouragement 
stays with me each day. Thank you! 

To the Class of 2006 - Use your new role wisely. Teach 
your patients; but more importantly, learn from each and 
every one of them. 

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Nicholas M. Varvarelis, D.O. 

Muhlenberg College, B.S. 
Bethlehem. Pennsylvania 




I would like to thank my beautiful and loving wife. 
Bethany, who has been a tremendous blessing and 
support for me throughout my years in school. Her 
selfless love and commitment to our future is an 
incredible source of pride and inspiration for me. 
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Paraskevi. Angelo and Aggeliki with little Irini, 
Yeorgia. Paraskevi and Yiannoula, thank you all for 
being a very supportive family and putting up with me. 
I"d also like to thank my in-laws, mom and dad along 
with Matthew and Liza, Kristen and Susanna for all of 
their support and words of encouragement throughout 
everything Bethany and I have been together for. 

To those who I have met and may be reading this, thank 
you lor your help and friendship and I wish you all the 
very best. 

Josh. Kat and kids, thank you for your kindness and 
help throughout these past few years. 

All of you know what this degree means to me and I 
really appreciate everything everyone has done to help 
me along the process. Good luck to all. 






Christopher Alan Verioti, D.O. 



Boston College, B.S. 
Warren. Ohio 




Ralph & Kats: You have dedicated your lives' to Greg 
and I and should be extremely proud! You have been 
most unselfish with your love and support. THANK 
YOU! 

Greg: Thanks for the pep talks when times were rough. 
You have always motivated me to do my best. 

Getting to our destination does not require perfection; it 
simply requires a clear picture of where we 're going and 
a willingness to change course as often as it takes to get 
there. 

G.Lynne Snead and Joyce Wycoff 

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what 
seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. 
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is 
no defeat except fi-om within, no really insurmountable 
barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. 
Elbert Hubbard 

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Jason Fox Wander, D.O. 

i ersity of Pittsburgh, B.S. 
Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 







When I think about the effort that went into 
medical school all I can say is, "Thank the good 
Lord I don't have to go s of making a consistent 
difference in the lives of people around me. 

It is only by the grace of God that I am where I am 
today. To Jesus Christ, I give all the credit and to 
Him may I never tire of following. I am so thank- 
ful for all the love and support I have received 
from my family. They have been my biggest fans. 
My girlfriend Aimee is an angel sent from above. 
\1\ friendships I have made at PCOM are people 
who I admire and respect more than they will ever 
know. Without a doubt, I know the friendships 1 
have made from my church family are friends for 
life. "'Each one should use whatever gift he/she 
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Melanie Renee Ware, D.O. 



Towson University, B.S. 
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 




Four years. With the blink of an eye, four years 
passes us bye. The experience of medical school is 
a truly unique one. The long road, starting with 
anatomy lab and ending with the graduation 
ceremony is a life experience that I have appreci- 
ated. I look forward to the next step in this long 
process of becoming a physician to care for people, 
people who put so much trust in our knowledge and 
experience. I am thankful for the preparation I 
have received at PCOM. 

I am also thankful for the many different people I 
have met, and the friendships I have gained. I look 
forward to running into my fellow colleagues in my 
professional and personal future. Best of luck to 
you all!! 

"Somewhere between the time we first put on our 
lab coats for anatomy and the day we finished our 
subinternships, something about us changed. 
Nothing major, it's just that I think we see the 
world a little differently now than when we first 
came here. Our vision may not be sharper or more 
perceptive, but somehow it is different, and I don't 
think we can ever see things as we once did." 

-Joseph Rhatigan 



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Maura Ann Watson, D.O. 

5/. Lawrence University; B.S. 

Boston University, M.P.H. 

Pearl River. New York 




Congratulations class of 2006! Many thanks to 
my family. Mom, Dad, Matt and Chris, you 
have always been a source of constant love and 
support. You are truly the touchstone of my 
character, and I hope I've made you proud. 
Look Mom, I'm finally going to "be my own 
boss!" Love you all so much! 

To my classmates and friends I wish you joy 
and luck always in all your endeavors. Thanks 
especially to Joan and Megan for helping me get 
through many of the ups and downs we had on 
this crazy roller-coaster we've been on for the 
last four years. You both have my love and 
admiration always. From late nights pouring 
over The Pulse (Lisa you are my hero!) to soft 
Hawaii sands we have been so many places, 
seen, learned and accomplished so much. Good 
luck to all. The best is yet to come. 









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Matthew D. Webb, D.O. 

Gannon University, B.S. 
Union City, Pennsylvania 




Sarah: Everyday I thank God that he brought you 
into my life. You are the most loving and caring 
person I have ever met and I couldn't image spending 
the rest of my life with a better person. You are 
going to be a great mommy and role model to our 
children. You have worked so hard and have 
achieved so much and I couldn't be more proud of 
you. I thank you for all the sacrifices you have made 
and I pray that we will continue to live a fulfilling life 
together. I love you! 

Baby A and Baby B: I love you so much already. 
There has not been a moment in my life when I felt as 
happy and proud as the day I saw you on the ultra- 
sound machine for the first time. I promise to always 
be there for you and to love you unconditionally. 

Mom and Dad: Thank you so much for all you have 
given me. You taught me the meaning of hard work 
and it is because of you that I have succeeded. I 
could not have gotten this far without your sacrifice 
and guidance. Thank you and I love you both. 




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Christopher D. Wenger, D.O. 

Elizabethtown College. B.S. 
Lancaster. Pennsylvania 




Mom: I can still remember those nights as a child when you 
would sit at my bedside and read to me until you thought I was 
asleep. Then you would lean in and softly whisper that I would 
help others one day. that I would become a doctor. And though 
there may be a thousand logical reasons for my impetus to join 
those in the practice of medicine, in the end, it was your heartfelt 
message of trust and encouragement that caused me to arrive at 
this place, a graduating physician. In the beginning, there was 
only me and you. and you are the reason. I love you. mom! 
Dad: I have always wanted you to be proud of me. Please know 
that your admiration for my dedication has persevered through 
those seemingly endless nights at the hospital, when I was but 
one drama away from breaking down. Throughout, you have 
delightfully surprised me with your courage and have come to 
mean so much to me. Thank you for demonstrating that when it 
comes to matters of the heart, it is never too late to love. 
Ctaeri: I am so proud of you! I have missed you during our 
respective life pursuits, and even though we have been apart, our 
separate goals have lead to a very similar path. We work toward 
a common goal of protection, your life's work giving way to 
mine, and together, as brother and sister, we work to improve the 
quality of life for our nation. 

Alex & Cara: I am sure that tolerating your older brother has 
been quite difficult these past few years. My prayer is that as I 
ha\e been away from you pursuing my dream, my career, that 
\ou have known your place in my life. I hope that I have given 
back to you an understanding that dedication and motivation 
when following your heart, dreams and passions leads to life full\ 
lived. 

Famil) : M) rock: my strength. The constant collective support 
from each of you has made an otherwise arduous four year 
academic road into a walk in the park. Your love, appreciation, 
and confidence has caffeinated me more than an ocean of coffee, 
ned me more than a lifetime in the library, and caused me 
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Allegheny College, B.S. 
Connellsville. Pennsylvania 





To the best Dad in the whole wide world: Thank 
you for being everything I ever needed you to be. 
You are the one constant that I have in my life, and I 
can never repay you for all of your efforts to help 
me become the person that I am today. I love you. 

Adam: l"!l always look back at that night at Tiki 
Bob's as one of the best times of my life. Thank 
you for all of your love, patience, and 
encouragement... each day of my life is better with 
you in it. I love you more than ever. 

Greg, Goldberg, and Stoner: Thanks for always 
looking out for me, and for always making sure I 
had a fresh beer in my hand. If we could all just 
match together, we would have the best residencies 
ever. I'll miss you guys desperately next year. 

Jen and Jenny: Thanks for all the Saturday 
afternoons in the city, the long lunches, and coffee 
breaks. I don't think I could have made it without 
all of your loyalty, listening, and good advice. I love 
you girls. 

.14 Happ) Hour Crew: Thanks for all the laughs 
and for helping me relax. Cheers! 



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Courtney Phyllis Wilczynski, D.O. 

University of Delaware, B.A. 
Pine Hill, New Jersey 




The Class of 2006... it's amazing how far we've come. 
There have been times where the title "physician" 
seemed so appropriate and times where I was sure I'd 
missed life's calling; however, approaching the end, I 
realize it's been worth it! The years have been hard 
work, but so much fun. I wish you all the best. Never 
underestimate yourselves! 

Mom, Dad, and Grandmom, thank you for your love and 
support. You've taught me the importance of happiness 
in every aspect of life and have exemplified the meaning 
of family. I love you! 

Jillian, you've always been my inspiration. I don't 
believe you'll ever understand how much you've taught 
me... your determination, acceptance, and heart are a 
lesson to all. 

Frankie and Tommy, I'll always be your biggest fan. I'm 
so proud of both of you and cannot wait to see what 
endeavors each of your futures hold. 

Mike, I'm honored to have such an incredible man to 
spend the rest of my life with... thank you for always 
believing in me! I love you! 

To all of my family and friends, thank you for your care 
and understanding. It hasn't always been easy, but with 
your support and confidence, it's been done! 






Abralena J. Wilson, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania Stare University, B.S. 

Miami. Florida 



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por bendechnie, darme sabiduria yfuerzas 
para lograr sobrepasar estos cuatro an ?os 
con exito. Mami, gracias por su apoyo 
incondicional, sin el no hubiese sido posible 
lograr mi meta. A mis hermanos , le doy 
gracias a Dios por ser parte de mi vida y 
saber que puedo confiar en ustedes y recibir 
sit apoyo en los momentos mas dificiles. 

To all of my friends and loved one, we are 
almost at the finish line. It has been a long 
journey but we knew that we were each 
others' fortress as we were going through this 
experience together. Most importantly, you 
guys helped me keep my spirit up when 
situations seemed dismal. Let's take time, 
take a deep breath and enjoy what we have left 
as seniors. For our future awaits us to be the 
best physicians we can be. Congratulations! 




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Deric M. Wilson, D.O. 

Elizabethtown College, B.S. 
Shillington, Pennsylvania 




And on the eighth day, they created a 
new and exciting brand of medicine. It 
came to be known as Osteopathy, 
which in German means a whale's 
vagina. 

Summertime and the wind in blowing 
outside in Lower Chelsea, and I don't 
know what I'm doing in the city. The 
sun is always in my eyes. It crashes 
through the window, and I'm sleeping 
on the couch when I came to visit you. 
That's when I knew, that I could never 
have you. I knew that before you did. 
Still I'm the one who's stupid. And 
there's this burning, like there's always 
been. And I've never been so alone. . .. 



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Jennifer E. Wolford, D.O 

Tlw Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 

University of Pittsburgh, M.P.H 

Zelienople, Pennsylvania 




Dream your dreams with open eyes and make 
them come trite. 

- T.C. Lawerence 

Congratulations to the PCOM Class of 2006! 

My friends. 

My journey through medical school has been 
enriched by your spirit, my perspective widened 
by your wisdom, and my days illuminated by 
your humor. It has been a privilege and an honor 
to learn beside you and from you. 
Thank you, Doctors! 

I share this milestone with my family whose 
example of compassion, integrity, and love in- 
spire me every day. 

Thank you, Mom, Dad, and Brian! 



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Hussam A. Yacoub, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 

MCP Hahnemann University, M.S. 

Allentown, Pennsylvania 




Jonathan David Zahler, D.O 

Washington c£ Jefferson College, B.A. 
Edinboro, Pennsylvania 




"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to 
make an end is to make a beginning. The end is 
where we start from. " - T.S. Elliot 

To those who have opened doors in my life so that I 
could reach mv aoals. I will always be indebted. 



Mother. I cannot adequately thank you for your love 
and dedication that you have provided Jeremy. Jimmy 
and I. You have been a true source of inspiration. 

Father, you have taught me that with the proper 
amount of leverage. I can move anything that stands 
in my way. 

Jimmy. I n ill always aspire to your accomplishments. 
Jeremy. I am proud of you. continue to seek life and 
follow your dreams. 

To my classmates. I thank you for the experiences 
and influences of each. 

Appelt. D.. Balin. B.. Fresa, K.. et.al: You introduced 
me to research and more importantly, you introduced 
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Megan Punches Zakarewicz, D.O. 

DeSales University, B.S. 

DeSales University, M.S. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 





As we end this chapter in our lives, I have been 
reflecting on the last four years. This has been a 
challenging, as well as rewarding time. The friends 
I have met at PCOM have made the journey 
enjoyable and you will always have a special place 
in my heart. My life has drastically changed since 
we began our journey. I feel lucky to have such an 
incredible support system. My family inspires me, 
by believing in me, even when I'm full of doubt. 
I'm especially thankful for my terrific mom, who 
has helped make the double identity of being 
medical student and mother possible. Aidan, you 
are a dream come true! I love you so much it takes 
my breath away. Having you has helped me to 
keep things in perspective. And lastly. I'd like to 
thank the man who has helped me realize my 
dreams, my wonderful husband, Ed. I thank God 
every day for bringing you into my life! As we 
begin the next chapter, I'd like to congratulate all 
of my classmates for all of your hard work and 
wish you success wherever you go! 

"The Future Belongs to those who believe in the 
beauty of their dreams." 

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Kathleen Mary Zazzali, D.O. 

s>< \ l diversity Cook College, B.S. 
Point Pleasant, New Jersey 




Begotten by the setting sun 

The ascending moon so slowly climbs 

Another day draws to a close 

Another day in my life drifts by 

I pause and gaze as darkness comes 

And behold a cloudless starlit sky 

My heart recalls all those I love 

My heart holds you so closely by 

You've given strength in times of weakness 

But there is more for which I'm grateful 

You've guided me to great success 

You have kept me whole and humble 

At my graduation one road ends 

And another journey commences 

To you I am thankful once again 

To you I give you these my best wishes 

Live each day fully, be in the moment 

And reap all of life's hidden treasures 

Don't be afraid to take a leap 

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Elizabeth Foley Zona, D.O. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 




Mom & Dad: Where do I begin? You have always 
believed in me, and always convinced me that I could 
achieve anything that I set my mind to. Your confi- 
dence in me has brought me to where I am. 

Erin, Doug and Kelly: No one could ask for better 
siblings! Thanks for the support. 

Christopher: My best friend, my soul mate, my hus- 
band. I thank God every day that I have a honest, 
loving and caring man like you to spend the rest of my 
life with. 

Zona's: To my new fam! You guys are the best in-laws 
EVER!! 

To My Friends in the Class of '06: We did it! Group 
10, you're the best! Always remember Radiology and 
margaritas with Dr. Meals!! (Somehow he thought my 
name was Betty, but that's OK, God bless him!) 

Saving the best for last: Thank you God for somehow 
always letting things work out. Thanks for my beau- 
tiful family, friends, and husband. You are the strength 
that has led me to pursue my dreams. 



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Jennifer A. Zosa, D.O. 

Pennsylvania, B.A. 
uty of Pennsylvania, M.S. Ed 
\\ yncote, Pennsylvania 




To my family and friends: It is your presence in my life, 
your loving support, that continually gives me the 
strength and courage to follow my heart and find my own 
\\ as . Your constant encouragement and belief in me 
allow me to take on challenging opportunities and to face 
the unknown: you allow me to learn, to grow, to explore. 
You believe in me and you believe in my abilities to 
make a positive impact on this world as a healer, a 
teacher, a friend, or as simply a compassionate presence. 
Thank you for your love. I am truly blessed. 

THE WHOLE 

A human being is part of The Whole — 

Called hy us: "The Universe" — 

I pari limited in lime and space. 
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings. 
As something separated 
From the Rest — 

I kind of optical "delusion" of consciousness. 

This delusion is a prison for us. restricting humans to 

ll desires and affection for a fen persons nearest to US. 
must be to free ourselves o/ the prison 

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Beata Zubrowski, D.O. 

Siena College, B.S. 
Southington, Connecticut 




To laugh often and much, to win the respect of 
intelligent people and the affection of children, to 
earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure 
the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, 
to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit 
better, whether by a healthy child, a garden 
patch... to know even one life has breathed easier 
because you have lived. This is to have suc- 
ceeded! -Emerson 

Thank God for giving me life, love and the ability 
to embrace both. Thank you to my mother, who 
stood by my side since day one, who has endured 
it all with unconditional love and support. Thank 
you Bill, for being the father I never had. Thank 
you to my life partner Neel, for your love and 
warm embrace, and for always lending your hand 
and heart. Thank you to friends for many favorite, 
shared and cherished memories. Thank you Dr. 
Lee Sataline for always encouraging me to de- 
velop a sense of humor. Thank you to all the 
mentors, physicians, and patients that shaped me 
to cherish every moment and live out my dreams. 



uia Nicole Zysek, D.O, 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 

Saint Joseph's University, M.B.A. 

Broadview Heights. Ohio 



"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you 
were to live forever. " — Gandhi 

Mum and Dad: Thank you for inspiring me to challenge 
myself and to never lose sight of all that I dream. Without 
your endless support, many sacrifices and prayers, I would 
not have grown into the person I am today. Love you! 

.I..I.: Your gift of humor has truly kept me sane over the 
years! You truly are one of the smartest people I know and 
I admire you for all that you have achieved. 

Baba: I know your light is shining from heaven and guiding 
me everyday of my life. 

Melissa. Donna. Allison. Laurie: I will never forget the 
memories we made as we embarked on this journey to- 
gether. Your friendships mean the world to me! 

CorynneandMel: Three Black Pussycats please!! Thanks 
for all the antics, laughs and crazy nights out. Mexi-Cali 
anyone?? 

Michael: Thank you for teaching me how to laugh at life 
and encouraging me to manage each day as it comes. You 
truly have changed my life. Good luck in medical 
'reach for the stars! 

w: I '.hank the SPCA for allowing me to love such a 
imal. She makes me angry. ..she makes me 
she makes me laugh... hysterically! 



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Additional Members of the D.O. Class of 2006 




William Adams, D.O. 



James Gengaro, D.O. 



Joseph Saggio, D.O. 




William Somerset, D.O. 



Linda Turner, D.O. 



Gary Wertman, D.O. 



Mussaber Ahmad, D.O. 

Lana Ankin, D.O. 

Jonathan Belle w, D.O. 

Gerard Burns, D.O. 

Michael Fall, D.O. 

Timothy Goetze, D.O. 

Jeffrey Hostetter, D.O. 

Rose Julius, D.O. 

Anita Ketty, D.O. 

Stephen Melnychuk, D.O. 

Melissa Ozga, D.O. 

Daniel Pascucci, D.O. 

Jahmez Reid, D.O. 

Ray Wilt, D.O. 



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Jamie Elizabeth Adams, P. A. Caroline Elizabeth Ahlquist, P.A. 



Hartwick College, B.S. 
Bloomfield, New York 



Dickinson College, B.S. 
Laurel, Maryland 




Completing this program is an end to a 
long journey for me and I couldn't have 
made it without the help, love and sup- 
port of my parents and Gary. Thank you. 
A special thank-you to Gary for experi- 
encing Philly with me and wherever our 
road takes us I only hope I can be half as 
strong, understanding and supportive as 
you have been. I love you with all my 
heart. 




"The world needs a sense of worth, and 
it will achieve it only by its people 
feeling that they are worthwhile." 
- Mister Rogers 

Thanks to everyone who has made me 
feel worthwhile. Thanks to God. 
Thanks to my family for their love and 
support. Thanks to "those girls" for 
butterscotch, boats, pop-rocks lectures 
and all the laughs. Thanks to my friends 
for helping me keep my feet on the 
ground and a smile on my face, Heavy 
D, Emlet, Pud, Aly and Sam. 



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athea Rae Anderson, P.A. 

The College of St. Scholastica, B.A. 
Mora, Minnesota 




\l> Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - My constant through 
this stressful year, without him I am nothing. 

Mom - Thank you for all your support and encourage- 
ment, listening to all my complaining, and sending me 
packages every week. 

Dad - Thank you for helping me move, twice. Also, for the 
encouragement and advice when I was having a hard time. 

Alison - You are the best sister ever, I couldn't ask for any 
better. I'm thankful that you'll always be there for me. 

Grandma - Thanks for all the encouragement and e-mails 
you have given me through the years. I am truly blessed to 
have a grandma like you. 

All my friends and family - I couldn't have done this 
without you. Whether you kept me updated about things at 
home, gave me encouragement when I was having a hard 
time, or just gave me something to laugh about - I truly 
appreciate all of you. 

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left your ears will 
voice behind you. saying 'This is the way, walk in 
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Maren Brie Archer, P.A. 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, B.S. 
Frederick, Maryland 



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Thank you to everyone who stood 
strongly by my side during my time of 
unsteadiness. Thank you to my knight in 
shinning armor, Brian, who encouraged 
and supported me with abounding pa- 
tience. I cannot wait to spend the rest of 
my life loving you. Thank you to my 
family for remaining a reliable founda- 
tion to spring from, and for keeping my 
bedroom to come home to. Most impor- 
tantly I thank the Lord for the daily 
strength and perseverance without which 
I would have never survived. 



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Regina Awung, P. A. 



Daryn Barnes, P.A. 

Brigham Young University', B.S. 
Rexburg, Idaho 





Once again, time has passed by. Another chapter of life 
is about to close. The past two years have been the most 
challenging two years of my life but at the same time, it 
has been two of the most memorable years. 

I have greatly appreciated the PA class of 2006. I will 
never forget the support, strength, and friendship I have 
experienced with this group of exceptional people. I 
truly consider them as my friends. 

I would like to also recognize my family. I have three 
very special reasons to succeed as a PA. My children 
have been with me every step of the way. 

My daughter Chelsie constantly reminded me that 
she knew I could do it. Those words of encouragement 
meant more than she will ever know. I am so proud of 
that little miracle that God sent to us. 

My daughter Andrea was such a pleasure even when 
she said I was grumpy when I had exams. She adds a lot 
to our family and I am proud to be her dad. 

My son Deryk always had a game to play or a book to 
read when I had a moment. He made me smile when I 
was feeling that the situation was impossible. 

My wonderful wife and eternal companion Cindy. I 
think she was my greatest inspiration through this expe- 
rience. When things looked tough, she always had the 
faith to get us through. I owe my success to my sweet- 
heart of 1 8 years. She is the light and the meaning of my 
life. 

Many people supported my efforts the last few years. 
Family and friends from home that make life worth 
living. I thank all of those who supported my family and 
I as we accomplished our dreams. 



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Loren Eileen Buchmann, P.A. Katherine Burmistrov, P.A. 



Harcum College, A.S. 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, B.S. 

West Chester. Pennsylvania 




I want to thank Mom, Dad, Daniel, 
and the rest of my family and 
friends for all their monetary sup- 
port, encouragement, and love. I 
could never have done this without 
you. 

I love you all! 



Siena College, B.A. 
Albany, New York 




To my wonderful parents and family: I would 
like to thank you for all your support, patience, 
and most importantly love. Your words of 
encouragement and guidance meant the world to 
me. I am ever so grateful and I love you very 
much. 

Nga and Sudha: Girls, words can't fully describe 
how much you've meant to me throughout the 
years. Thank you for your constant support, mid- 
night conversations, patience, understanding and 
love. For never letting me quit believing in myself, 
encouraging me through the toughest times, and 
trusting me to make my own mistakes. I couldn't 
have asked for better friends. "You're only given a 
little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." 
To my friends: Thank you so much for all the 
amazing times, adventures, road trips, and fun 
memories. 1 learned so much from you and look 
forward to many more crazy times. 
Class of 2006: PA school was the experience of a 
lifetime, thank you for sharing the wonderful 
memories. Best of luck in your future. 



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Leigh Corrion, P.A. 

Albion College, B.A. 
Shelby Township. Michigan 



Daniel Delcollo, P.A. 

University of California Davis, B.S. 
El Sobrante. California 




"Achievement is largely the product of steadily 
raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.' 




I would like to thank my family and friends for 
all the encouragement and support. Susan, 
without you none of this would have been 
possible. You are my strength, my inspiration, 
and my life. I look forward to every single day 
with you for the rest of our lives. No matter 
what challenges, adventures, or experiences 
await us, I know that together we can conquer 
anything, and have fun doing it. 

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by 
every experience in which you really stop to 
look fear in the face. You are able to say to 
yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can 
take the next thing that comes along." . . . You 
must do the thing you think you cannot do. 
-Eleanor Roosevelt 

Good judgment comes from experience; experi- 
ence is usually the result of bad judgment. 
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Melissa Ann Dolan, P. A. 

Lock Haven University, B.S. 
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 



Nam N. Duong, P.A. 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, B.S. 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 




I am so thankful for the blessings I have been 
given... This has been a challenge, but I have 
received tremendous support from everyone 
around me, and I am truly grateful for the 
family and friends (both old and new!) that 
have gone through this with me! Thank you 
Mom. Dad, and Billy for your daily love and 
support, not just these past two years, but for 
the past twenty-three. I never would have 
become who I am without you! Always know 
I love you. Joel, my best friend, my love, my 
Bud. . .you have been unbelievable through all 
of this. You have supported my dreams, made 
me smile, and caught my tears - more than I 
could ever ask for. I am honored and overjoyed 
to soon become your wife! All my heart always 
- xoxoxo 

Psalm 33:5. ..the earth is full of his unfailing 
love. 




Thanks mom and dad for the love and 
support! I don't know what I would 
do with you guys! Shout out to tien, 
khai, amy, james. (go Duong 5!!) 
Good luck to you all in PA class '06. 



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Maxim Duvalsaint, P.A. 

University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. 
Burtonsville, Maryland 



Jamie Lynn Evert, P.A. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Limeport, Pennsylvania 




A big shout out, to all my family 
and friends, when times where 
hard, you were there, you gave 
me, inspiration to make it through 
and just want to thank you. 




I want to thank everyone, especially my loving 
parents, for all of their support throughout my 
educational endeavors. All of my family and 
friends have been incredible. Thank you for your 
love, patience, endless words of encouragement, 
advice, long talks on the phone, laughs, tears, and 
for just always believing in me. It certainly has 
been an interesting journey, to say the least. 

Good luck to everyone in the class of 2006. It has 
been an amazing two years. We have finally 
made it! 

"Always try to do your best and to be true to 
yourself, because you don't always get a second 
chance." 

"We only go through life once, so make the most 
of it. Remember to have fun along the way, work 
hard, and play even harder." 



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Curtis M. Grenoble, P.A. 

The Pennsylvania State University. B.S. 
Lewisbure, Pennsylvania 



Mary Cate Guinan, P.A. 

Lafayette College, B.S. 
Devon, Pennsylvania 





Mom: I owe you 1 ,000 breakfasts and a bucket of baked 
goods. Dad: It is so great to have you back home. This 
would not have been possible without the support system 
that the two of you built for me. I love you. 

JCW: "All because of you, lam "-U2 It has been one crazy 
journey. Thank you for the smiles. 

A-Lo: You are a sister to me. Thanks for keeping track of 
me when I couldn't find my head. 

My 'bucks girls: You have taught me Heme, Onco and Path 
but I had no idea you could teach me so much about myself. 
The lessons that you have each taught me have changed 
who I am and will be with me always. Thanks for the 
advice, inappropriate comments, pinches, 3 a.m. conversa- 
tions, and laughs amidst the tears. I had no idea 2 years of 
studying could be so much fun. 

Indigo & Coral: I will miss you! © 

PCOM Faculty: Thank you for the challenges, inspiration, 
and support. We will make you proud. 

PA 2006: GOOD LUCK!! 

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters 
compared to what lies within us" Ralph Waldo Emerson 



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Kelsy Bay Harper, P.A. 

Western Michigan University, B.S. 

Linwood, Michigan 



Kimberly Beth Henning, P.A. 

University of Florida, B.S. 
Gainesville, Florida 




Completing PA school would not have 
been possible without the support of 
my friends and family. Thanks for 
reminding me who I am and what I 
can accomplish. 

"Those who contemplate the beauty 
of the earth find reserves of strength 
that will endure as long as life lasts." 
- Rachel Carson 




I want to thank Derek for moving all 
the way up to Philadelphia to share 
with me these past two years. His 
love, support, and warm hugs helped 
with the stressful and challenging 
times I faced in the program. I also 
want to thank my mother, Marilyn, 
for her support throughout the years 
that helped me to get where I am 
today. 



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Jessica Rose Jablonski, RA. Rebecca Lynn Kearney, RA. 



University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. B.S. 
Galloway. New Jersey 



Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University; B.S. 
York. Pennsylvania 




"Anything worth having is worth work- 
ing hard for." I have said this to myself 
since day one of classes and finally I have 
what I've been working towards. I could 
not have done it without the love and 
support of my family, friends, and my 
faith that all will work out in the end. 
THANK YOU! Congratulations to my 
fellow PAs! 



"Dream what you want to dream; go 
where you want to go; be what you want 
to be, because you only have one life to 
live and one chance to all the things you 
want to do." 




I would like to thank my parents for their love and 
support. I have two wonderful role models who I one 
day aspire to be. Your willingness to always listen 
and lend advice is appreciated more than you know . 
Thank you for always being there. 

I would also like to thank Bryan. I would never have 
gotten through these two years without your phone 
calls of encouragement and your visits to Philadel- 
phia. I'm so lucky to have you as a brother. 

Lastly, thank you Derrick. Thank you for being there 
through the stressful practicals and tests and thanks 
for always celebrating my accomplishments. Thank 
you for helping me make my dream of becoming a 
physician assistant come true. 

Congratulations to the PA Class '06. We deserve it! 

'"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures." 
~H. Jackson Brown. Jr.. Life 's Little Instruction Book 



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Kendra Miller, P.A. 



Carla Christina Moodie, P.A. 



The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania 



University of Florida, B.S. 
Palm Coast, Florida 




I want to give all the praise to my Savior Jesus Christ. 
Through all the trials and frustrations of this past year 
He is my constant strength, the one sure thing, with- 
out Him I am nothing. 

Mom and Dad, thank you for all your love and 
support. You continually encourage me and I am so 
thankful for all you do for me. 
Andrew and Dustin, you are the best brothers I could 
ever hope or ask for. Thanks for coming to visit and 
for calling me, even if it was just to see when I was 
coming home. 

Dan, thank you for never getting tired of listening to 
me, for always encouraging me, and for always hav- 
ing a positive outlook no matter what, I don't know 
what I would have done without you. 
Grandma, thank you for your encouragement, phone 
calls, and for sending cards to let me know you were 
thinking about me. 

I also want to thank everyone who encouraged and 
prayed for me throughout the year, I'm truly blessed 
to have such wonderful people in my life. 

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to 
gain what he cannot lose. " -Jim Elliot 




"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on 

your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge 

him, and he will make your paths straight." 

-Proverbs 3:5 

Mom- 1 wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for 
all the love and support you have given me through- 
out my life. Thanks for always believing in me and 
encouraging me to follow my dreams. I am so lucky 
to have been blessed with a mother as wonderful as 
you. Words cannot express my gratitude. I love you 
with all my heart. 

Family & Friends- Thank you for all the prayers, 
support and understanding you have shown me over 
the years, I couldn't have done this without all of you. 

Class of 2006-Thanks for a great 2 years, I couldn't 
have asked for better classmates and faculty. 

"May you have enough happiness to make you sweet. 

Enough trials to make you strong. Enough sorrow to 

keep you human. Enough hope to make you happy." 

-Sophia S. Campbell 



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Debbie Pierce, RA. 

University of Arizona, B.S. 

University of Arizona, M.S. 

Phoenix, Arizona 




Tara Marie Pomponio, RA. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Elkton, Maryland 




Thank you to my family and friends for the 
endless support you have provided during my 
two years at PCOM. It has been a long journey, 
one that would have been much more difficult 
without your love and encouragement. Whether 
you provided a shoulder to lean on, a body to 
"practice" on, or a simple distraction to take my 
mind off of school for a while, I appreciate all 
that each and every one of you have done! Thank 
you! 

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with 
the intention of arriving safely in an attractive 
and well preserved body, but rather to skid in 
sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the 
other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out 
and screaming -WOO HOO what a ride!" 



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Jennifer Lynn Rau, P. A. Elyssa Kelly Rosenberg, RA. 



University of Maryland College Park, B.S. 
Lansdale, Pennsylvania 



University of Florida, B.S. 
Boca Raton, Florida 




Mari ("05): Thank you SO much for everything! Your 
friendship has meant the world to me. 

To the PA Faculty: Thanks for giving me the opportunity 
to do this, for your unending support, and for the countless 
hours of "behind the scenes" work you do to make this 
program the success that it is. I love you all and I will never 
forget you! 

To the Class of 2006: They told us it would be over so fast 
but I never believed it until now. Best of luck to all of you ! 

Sarah: Who knew someone so "unsupportive" would 
make such a great best friend. Thanks for always being 
there to offer your "expert medical opinion". 

Dad: Words cannot express how much I appreciate your 
constant love and support and for always reminding me 
about the light at the end of the tunnel. And thanks for 
watching my cat - even though you're allergic! I love you. 

Mom: Thanks for always putting out the "be nice to the 
students" vibe. It might actually have worked! Thanks for 
teaching me that being good to the nurses was the smartest 
move I could make. I love you. 



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To My Family - 1 wouldn't be the person that I am, 
or have made it this far without your unconditional 
love and support, and for that I will be eternally 
grateful. 

To My Ladies - To say that I couldn't have made it 
through this without out you guys would be a gross 
understatement. It was the best of times, it was the 
worst of times, but we managed to get through the 
past two years with more laughs than some people 
share over an entire lifetime. For the support you've 
given, the countless number of memories that I keep 
close, and the remarkable people that you are, I thank 
you. 

To The Class of 2006 - We're one big dysfunctional 
family, but those are the best kinds! The experience 
wouldn't have been the same without each and every 
one of you. I wish you all the best wherever life takes 
you. 

To quote the cinema classic that is "Garden State" . . . 
"Good luck exploring the infinite abyss." 




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Jennifer Ann Ruzzi, P. A. 

LaSalle University, B.A. 
Holmes. Pennsylvania 



Stacy Maria Ryker, P. A. 

Rutgers University New Brunswick, B.A. 
Stratford, New Jersey 




To my Mom, Dad and Mike- 1 can honestly say that 
I would not have been able to do this without you 
guys. Thank you so much for all of your support and 
encouragement. Although I have not been the most 
pleasant of people to live with over the past two 
years. 1 thank you so much for always understanding 
my crankiness and for always reminding me of the 
light at the end of the road. I'm so lucky to have such 
a wonderful family. 

To my friends Lex, Renee, Jen and Kate- You fools 
have been the biggest and best distractions from the 
things in life that have made me crazy over the past 
two years. This experience is a hard thing to under- 
stand from the outside, but you guys have been so 
supportive and encouraging of everything I've gone 
through. Thanks for being great friends. 

To my fellow classmates- Despite all our complain- 
ing this has been one of the best experiences I' ve ever 
had, and it wouldn't have been the same with any 
"'her group of people. Best of luck to everyone in the 
'iture. And of course. HOLLAR! 





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pen to ordinary people if they work 
hard and never give up." 
-Orel Herhiser 

Thank you to all my family, friends, and 
faculty that have helped me through this 
demanding yet rewarding experience. 
It's because of you; I am the person I am 
today. 



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Kara L. Schick, P.A. 

University of Richmond, B.S. 

Indiana University, M.S. 

Wilmington, Delaware 




Mom- Your love & encouragement has 
given me the strength to challenge self- 
imposed limitations and succeed despite 
opposition. 

"You raise me up so I can stand on 
mountains." I love you so much! 

Dad- When you accept that the music I 
hear in my heart doesn't match the song 
you wrote for me, you can begin to see 
everything I am and have become. I love 
you. 



Christie Schied, P.A. 

University of Delaware, B.S. 
Sterling, Virginia 




To my family: I cannot thank you enough for 
supporting me not only through graduate school, 
but throughout my entire life. I would not be 
where I am had you not been there every step of 
the way. I love you! 

To Beau: Thank you for being so understanding 
and supportive. No matter how stressed I am or 
how I am feeling, you always put a smile on my 
face, put things into perspective, and bring me 
back to reality. I cannot thank you enough. 
To the girls: I have never had friends like you 
and I would not have made it through this pro- 
gram without your love, laughs, support, and 
encouragement. We have had so many nights of 
studying that was filled with hysterical laughter 
that I will never forget. 

"There can be no great courage where there is 

no confidence or assurance, and half the battle 

is in the conviction that we can do what we 

undertake." 

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Lori Lea Schomberg, RA. 



University of Iowa, B.S. 
Iowa City, Iowa 



Akera Joy Seals, P.A. 

Clark Atlanta University, B.S. 
Chester, Pennsylvania 



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It seems like only yesterday that we were sitting 
in orientation on our first day of PA school. 
Now, only two million exams later, it's finally 
our time to get out there and start working with 
patients! Exciting, isn't it? I am so grateful to 
my family and friends for all of their support and 
encouragement. I also truly value the new friend- 
ships I have made at PCOM. I wish you all the 
very best as you start this new chapter in your 
lives. And, most importantly, I am thankful to 
the Lord, Jesus Christ, for His endless and 
unconditional love, and without whom I could 
do nothing. Good luck to you all and God Bless! 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean 
not on your own understanding. In all your 
ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy 
path." Proverbs 3: 5-6 




I would like to thank all my friends and 
family for believing in me even when I 
didn't believe in myself. I promise to 
make you all proud. To all of my class- 
mates: may God bless you in all your 
future endeavors. 

WE MADE IT!!! 



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Kelly Anne Shores, P. A. 

University of Maryland, B.S. 
McLean, Virginia 



Jeremy Smutz, P.A. 

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. 
Lemont, Pennsylvania 




I would just like to thank my family and friends for 
their undying support throughout my PCOM expe- 
rience. Your thoughtfulness definitely helped me 
through some tough and challenging times in my 
PA-student career and I love you all dearly! 

Also, I want to thank our amazing faculty. You truly 
helped prepare me to be a PA out in the "real world". 
Your support and generosity have truly helped me 
grow as a clinician. 

Finally, I would like to thank my fellow PA's on 
finally making it to the end of the road with me. The 
light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight! You 
all truly made this journey a time in my life I will 
never forget. PCOM will always remind me of you 
and the memories we have made together. Con- 
gratulations! We did it! © 

"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You 

treat a person I'll guarantee you'll win." 

- Hunter Patch Adams 




There is something to be said for digging 
yourself too deep to get out. If I had known 
what I was getting into I might never have 
done it. However, making the journey through 
school was made much more tolerable by a 
few people I consider to be some of the most 
interesting people I have ever met. To Becky, 
Dennis and Phil, thanks for the memories. 
My thanks and gratitude also go out to my 
classmates, instructors, and last but far from 
the least, my parents for their endless support 
and love. 

Any man who has for whatever reason 

been chosen to live an extraordinary life 

has no right to keep it to himself. 

- Jacque Cousteau 



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jorah A. Summers, RA. Anthony M. Tabone, P.A. 



University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, B.S. 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 



Central Michigan University, B.S. 
Westland. Michigan 




I've waited such a long time for this, 
I intend to make the most of every 
single moment. Life is too short to 
waste time worrying about meaning- 
less little annoyances. I try to focus 
on what's really important. 




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Hiep Thuy Truong, P.A. 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, B.S. 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 



Antonella F. Viterbo, P.A. 

University of the Sciences in Philadephig, B.S. 
Brooklyn, New York 




Ba & Me: Many thanks for taking good care of me 
for the last 24 years. Thank you for your support for 
all those years that I was in college. Without your 
support (mentally and financially), I couldn't possi- 
bly make it this far. I don't know how you did it but 
you did it, getting all three of us through college 
with your minimum wage and little English. We are 
very proud of you. 

Chi Anh & Anh Hung: How much did I owe you all 
so far??? I hope you keep track of it cuz I didn't. 
Thank you for being my sister and brother and 
friends for the last 24 years and looking forward for 
the next 70 years that we are going to enjoy together. 

My friends: don't know what to say but thank you. 

USP & PCOM fellow classmates: Are you all ready 

to say "Hi, my name is , I am a PA-C". Let's 

get out there and give back to the patients what you 
learned from PCOM. Thank you Deb for being such 
a great friend (and my American mama! ! ! !) 




"The saddest thing in life is wasted talent" 
-Chazz Palminteri 

To the Class of 2006: Congratulations!! We 
finally made it! 

After a long struggle and many years devoted 
to education and finally achieving my goal .... 
I have a great deal of gratitude to express to 
my family, friends, and loving fiance. 

Without all of your help, I would have never 
been able to accomplish it all. 

I especially want to thank my Mom... who 
taught me strength, determination, and en- 
couraged me to chase my dreams. You will 
always be my inspiration. 



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..urel Faith Walker, P.A. 



Shannon Elisabeth Zorn, P.A. 



Grove City College, B.S. 
Toms River. New Jersey 



Miami University, B.A. 
Northbrook, Illinois 




Oh, what a great feeling to accomplish a 
challenging goal- I praise God for His 
strength when mine was lacking and for 
the strong support of Christopher, my 
family and my friends who have encour- 
aged me to persevere and who have re- 
minded me what life is really all about. 

"Whatever you do, work at it with all 
your heart, as working for the Lord, not 
for men." -Colossians 3:23 



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Thank you to my parents, for your unwavering support 
throughout my education. You have guided me through 
rocky times, celebrated my successes, and always en- 
couraged my dreams. You are wonderful role models, 
and I am proud to be your daughter! 

Thank you to Adam, for showing me what is possible 
through hard work and dedication. You inspire me. 

Thank you to Peter, for making me laugh and always 
putting things in perspective. 

Thank you to Amanda, for being my confidant, my 
shoulder to cry on, my movies and ice cream buddy, my 
best friend. 

Thank you to all of my PCOM classmates and friends (my 
pre-tcst study-buddies, my red-chair crew, my library 
pals), for helping me survive the last 2 years! The 
memories we've made will last forever, and I am truly 
grateful to have been in the company of such wonderful 
people! 

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Cindy Alleman-Lyon, P.A. 

Janet Clarkson, RA. 

Alicia M. Dietrich, P.A. 

Christina Gehrett Falvello, P.A. 

Kara Pauline Foster, PA. 

Katja Gamm, P.A. 

Gavin MacCleery, P.A. 

Meena Murthy, P.A. 

Brittany Nottingham, P.A. 

Elizabeth Ransom, P.A. 

Dennis Tankersly, RA. 

Maria- Veronica Tapia, P.A. 

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A Capella 

American College of Osteopathic 
Family Physicians (ACOFP) 

American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) 



American Medical Association (AMA) 

Association of Military Osteopathic 
Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) 

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) 

Anesthesiology Club 

Asian Pacific American Medical 
Student Association (APAMSA) 

Ballroom Dancing 

Business in Medicine 

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) 

Clinical Neuroscience Society (CNS) 

Dermatology Club 

Emergency Medicine Club 

Genetics in Medicine 

Golf Club 

Internal Medicine Club 

Jewish Physicians Network 

Kappa Sigma Phi - Women's Osteopathic Association 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender 
People in Medicine (LGPTPM) 

Medical Students for Choice 

National Latino Health Organization (NLHO) 

-frition in Medicine 
OB-Gyn Club 



Leslie Cayco 

Madie Hartman 

Tanya Smith-Johnson 
Christina Wang 

Jennifer Huber 
Jessica Terrana 

Dean Brewer 

Amanda Michael Kohler 

Cynthia Buono 

Ryan Maxwell 

Anthony Recupero 
Zakiyyah Rasheed 
Ami Shah 
Melissa Bailey 
Elizabeth Myers 
Sevasti Margetas 
Philip Midgley 
Seth Kaufer 
David Buckland 
Malissa Barbosa 
Brian Shaw 
Nicole Grube 

Paula Renzi 
Brian Morgan 

Jessica Rubin 

Nicholas Avitable 
Ana Russ 

Brian Cooper 

Irene Dmitruk 









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Jennifer Benincasa 


Ophthalmology Club 




Walid Mangal 


Pathology Club 




Amy Foust 


PCOM East 
Pediatrics Club 




Jonathan Schwadron 
Jillian Stevens 


Phi Sigma Gamma - Men's Osteopathic 
Physician Assistants Club 


Society 


Giuseppe Guglielmello 
Anne Johnson 



Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) 

Psychology Club 

Psychiatry Club 

Radiology Club 

Rugby Club 

Runners Club 

Student Initiative for Cultural Competency (SICC) 

Sigma Sigma Phi - Osteopathic Service 
and Honor Society 

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) 

Soccer Club 

Student American Osteopathic Association 
for Sports Medicine (SAOASM) 

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) 

Student Osteopathic Research Association (SORA) 

Surgery Club 

Ultimate Frisbee 

Undergraduate Academy of American Osteopaths 

(UAAO) 

Volleyball Club 

Wilderness Medicine Club 



SvetlanaZakharchenko 
Anna Muchnik 

Elizabeth Musewicz 

Marissa Weaknecht 

Julie Caffrey 

Joseph Rosenblatt 
Scott Shainker 

Gregory Ferenz 

Andre Bonnet 

Andrea Read 

Masheika Jackson 
Anthony Copper 

Steven Tepper 

Jason Smith 
Michael Barakat 
Judy Li 

Richard Lopez 
David Bica 
Robert Gayle 
Justin Buland 
Greg Ferenz 









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Ads for Grad 




Dr. Lori Frisard 




Congratulations on making your dream come true! We are so proud of you and all that you have achieved. We know 
that it has at times been difficult, but it has become a reality and has paid off in the long run. May all of your success 
and happiness continue to flourish. Just sit back, know and enjoy what you have worked so hard to accomplish. There 
are going to be many sleepless days and nights, but know that your lack of sleep will have everlasting goodness to the 
patients that you touch! 

With the greatest love of all. 



Aunt Simone. Uncle Ken, Cousins Ken, Amanda, Kenneth III. Stephanie, Warren, Kenneth and Samantha 



Congratulations 
Dr. Lori M. Brown 



Lori Marie. 



We are very proud of you and what you have accomplished. 
You have shown us that hard work and determination can 
make a little girl 's dream come true. We wish you happi- 
ness, health and love. May God continue to bless you. With 
cdl our Love!! 

Dad. Mom. Nicole. Dale. Lauren & Dylan 

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Dr. Courtney Phyllis Wilczynski 



Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to 
pay the price to make them come true. Congratulations 
and may all your dreams come true. 

Love, Michael, Morsel & Willis 




Dr. Ashlee Linn Smith 




Congratulations, Daughter 
You 've rewarded us with pride 

A doctor of our flesh and blood 
Is something we cannot hide 

Not only are you brilliant 
And awesome with your drive 

You have that certain aura 
Upon which doctors thrive 

A credit to your family 

And friends of high regard 

The product of relentless study 
No challenge found too hard 

If your schools of many phases 
Could voice their hidden praise 

They'd start by saying "Ashlee" 
We admire your determined ways 

We love you, 
Dad, Mom, Ryan 
Dean, Brooke, Brenah 





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Congratulations 
KylieA. Kanze, D.O. 




Kylie means beautiful and that you are inside and out. You have 
always known the direction you wanted your life to take and with 
your hard work and committed and dedicated attitude you have 
achieved it. You have followed your dreams and they have come true. 

Dr. Kylie, may your life continue to shine with love, health and 
happiness. The world will be receiving a wonderful gift the day you 
start practicing medicine. 

We are so very proud of you and we love you very much. 

David Kanze 
Mom & Dad Mom & Dad Kanze 

Eric & Darla Jonathan, Marni & Jordan 

Stacy Mom Mom Ronny 

Grandma & Grandpa Fillhard 

Grandmom & Grandpop Kanze 



Dr. Erin Elizabeth O'Connor Lavin 



Can you believe this day has finally arrived? Another 
dream comes true! May you celebrate all that you have 
accomplished and all that is to come! 

We are so proud of you! 

Love, Mom and Dad 



Dr. Michelle Underkofler 

Your accomplishment is a testament of your strength of 
character and dedication. These qualities will serve you 
well in your career. 

You should be very proud, as we are of you!! 

We love you, 

Mom & Dad "B" 



Dr. Adam James Czynski 




We are so proud of you and of all that you have achieved. Your warmth, compassion, 

charm and intelligence have made your dreams come true. It is with great pleasure that we 

share in your joy and accomplishment. 

With all our love and pride, 

Mom and Dad 



***** 



Congratulations Adam! I am so proud of you! 

Love always, 

Kathryn (your favorite sister) 

Congratulations to our Grandson! 

Grandpa Konrad and Grandpa Jimmy would be so proud of you. 

We love you so much! 

Grandma Helena and Grandma Minnie 

***** 

Adam, you are a wonderful person who will not only succeed admirably in your 

profession but in your life as you bring your heart and 

your skills to those you care for and care about. 

We share in your joy and are proud of all that you have accomplished. 

Love, Uncle Radek, Aunt Barbara and Cousin Elyssa 

***** 

We always thought you were smart, had a great sense of humor, 

had composure and compassion - hell, you're grandmas even think you're 

good looking! Now, our pride and joy are only surpassed by 

our happiness that there's finally a D.O. in the family!!! 

Congratulations and all our love and best wishes for your future. 

Love, Aunt Kasia, Uncle Peter, 

Cousins Brendan, Meghan, Williams and Atticus 

***** 

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of 
children. ..to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. 

This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
n, words cannot express how proud we are of you. We have always admired your 
'"nination and your deep concern for people. You are the best. We love you - 
Congratulations on your success! 
Aunt Shirley and Uncle Ernie 




Even on our first day of school we knew 

you were more serious than us. 

We are so proud of you. 

Love your cousins, 

Laura (Raura) and Julie (JuJu) 



Congratulations 
Dr. Anthony G. Helwig 




Dear Tony - You were a sweet little boy, a very nice young man, and 
will be a compassionate, caring doctor. We are so proud of you - 
may God bless you and continue to guide you in your chosen path. 

"... Yours is the Earth and everything 
that's in it, 

And - which is more - you 'II be a 
Man, my son. " 

(R. Kipling) 

LA&F 

Mom, Dad, Josh, Andy. Melissa, Cole, 
And Ashton, Grandma Helen and 
Grandma Lolo 



Dr. Christina M. Susi 




"Then.. .and Now" 



"You did it, Shorty!" 



We're so proud of you, Tina. 

Love, 
Mom, Dad and Billy 



Dr. Nicole Lee Balchune 



Dr. Elizabeth Awerbuch 



Elizabeth, 




Even as a young girl, we always knew that you had medicine in 
your blood. Your father is the nurse & we all knew that you would 
be the doctor, even if we didn't always believe in your dream. The 
entire family has followed your progress each step of the way. 
Always the "A" student, we wexpected you to excel in your studies 
& rotations and we havn't been disappointed. With your intelligence 
& compassion, we know that you will make a dedicated and caring 
physician. 

We are so proud of your accomplishments. 

With all our love & support, 
Mom, Dad & Brendan 



Congratulations! You have proven that you can be 
anything you want to be through hard work and 
determination. We never doubted for a moment that 
we would be celebrating your success in becoming a 
Doctor. We are all very proud of you. 

Love always, 

Mom, Dad, Matthew, Joey, Jen & Jenelle 





Congratulations! 

Dr. Laura Lynn Byroade 

Laura, 

You 've always been our ray of sunshine. In grade school your teachers 
even nicknamed you "Sunshine". May your love and care that has 
touched and changed so many lives over the years continue to shine 
through you. May God be with you and allow God to guide you as you 
continue your medical career. 

With all our Love, Hugs and Kisses 
Mom, Dad, Chris, Dan Gram, Pap and Grandma 



Kristen Emily Mestayer Peske, D.O. 

Congratulations! We are so proud of you! You 
have been incredibly determined to achieve 
this goal. Your hard work and perseverance is 
an inspiration to all. May God continue to 
bless you during your residency. 

We love you. 

Dad. Mom, Jon, Steph, Ryan, Heather, Charlie & Ben 



Congratulations 
Dr. Jendy Yon Rarer 

We are so proud of you. There are many things 
that never change; the stars in God's heaven, the 
songs in your soul, your determination, strength 
and compassion, and that we will always love 
you right up to the moon - and back. 

Mom, Dad, Michael, Jeremy & Missy 



Congratulations 
Rachel B. Kanner Liebman 

To my best friend. I am so proud of you 
and what you have accomplished. I love 
you so much and will always be there to 
encourage and support you. 

I love you. 
Scott 



You see things as they are; and you say, " Why?" 
But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" 

G.B. Shaw 

Dr. Leanne Terese Labrjola 



When you wished upon a star 
All your dreams came true. 



Patrice Genevieve Kruszewski, D.O. 



proud of you and what you have accomplished. 
God continue to guide you throughout your life. 
Love, 
Mom tv Grandmom 




Keep meeting life's opportunities with faith, couage and joy. 
We are certain that you will be a blessing to those who are 
fortunate enough to know you. We will always be grateful and 
proud to call you our own. 

Love, 

Dad. Mom. Suzanne. Lenny, Joanne & Drew 



Josh, 

Wow! You have made some incredible achievements in four years — a family and medical school! 

We know you'll make an extraordinary doctor, because you've "operated" as an extraordinary husband, father and son-in- 
law. You've displayed an abundance of "patience", always slow to let your "temperature rise". 

You certainly have been a great "shot in the arm" to all of us. 
We're very proud of you. 



Our love and blessings. 
Dad & Mom Hintze 



The Samuelson Family 




Papashua, Corban, Austri, Elijah, Mrs. Docshua (Kathryn) 




RAE, RAE: 

TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, 
TO FIGHT THE UNBEATABLE FOE, 
TO BEAR WITH INCREDIBLE COURAGE, 
TO GO WHERE YOU WANTED TO GO... 

You did it (Why am I not surprised?)!!!!! 

Your mother and I are sooooooo proud of you and the battles 

YOU FOUGHT AND WON. We LOVE YOU !!!!!!! 

now you are the doctor of the family. 

Love and many kisses, 
Poppykins, Mommy and Gable 




Jennifer Brae Snavely, D.O. 

"Boo" 



Vow Awesome Superstar Jew 

We love and adore you just tke way you at'e! 

Conqi'atulatioiAS 

From the Suavely Claw 

(mucho thanks to moms favorite) 



Perkaps perfection seems "too bold 

A word kere to apply 

For once, love penetrates Ike keart, 

ii spreads to cloud Ike eye. 

Still we in blindness take a ckance 
And qludly join in Cupid s dance.. 

For every joyful Keart Kas skown, 
Perfection dwells in love alone. 

Miss Spiders Wedding by David Kirk 1995 





Paul J. Shogan, D.O. 

Grampa's ice-blue eyes 
Sunshine sparkles on the lake 
Child-hand holds our hedrts. 



Congratulations, Paul, on this wonderful accomplish- 
ment! 
We are so proud of you. 

We wish you health, happiness and success in all you do. 
May all good things come your way. 

God bless you always. 
With all our love. Mom. Dad and Briaid 




Dr. Peter S. Francisco 

Congratulations on your success, 
Your dream has come true. 

We love you and are so proud of you! 

Love always, 
Mom, Dad, Ken, Neil and Banca 




Dr. Jason Buenaventura 




Jay. 

Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Every parent's dream and 
desire is to provide a good education for their children. As immigrants 
to this great country, your success and achievements made it more 
meaningful and extremely rewarding. 

We are absolutely sure you will do well in your chosen profession. Your 
firm belief, dedication, compassion and attitude in helping others will 
prepare you for all the challenging work that lies ahead. 

Be kind and generous. Good luck and always be proud to be an 
American. 

Love always. 

Mom. Dad, Liza. Matt. Anna and Maya 

P.S. Always update the magazines in your waiting room. 



Dr. Lisa Jones 




Who would have known what your future would hold? 

Dad and I stand in awe of your determination, perseverance and 
support of your husband to reach your goal. 

May God, who has equipped you for every good work, guide you in 
the future. Jeremiah 29: 1 1 



Congratulations on your success! 
All our love. 
Dad and Mom 



Congratulations Dr. Michael E. Goldberg 




We are filled with love, admiration and pride as you 
achieve this goal for which you have worked so 
hard. Of course, we have always known how special 
you are. Now your future patients and colleagues 
will know it too. 

Love, 

Mom. Dad and Andrew 



Although I was not present for your entire journey, I 
have seen the dedication you have put forth in your final 
steps towards this goal. I know this is only the begin- 
ning of many great accomplishments. 

All my love, 
Kristy 



Dr. Megan Punches Zakarewicz 

Your hard work, dedication and determination has given you 
your dreams to become a doctor. But it is your love, kindness 
and compassion that has made you the greatest friend, wife 
and mother anyone could ever ask for. It is those qualities that 
will make you a wonderful doctor. Congratulations, I am so 
proud of you. Ed 





Dr. Melissa J. Solomon Darlington 



As the years flew by -- you filled our lives with dreams come true and with 
beautiful memories. 

Our angel, our light 
Our reminder that everything is right 

Today we will stand to watch a truly amazing woman -- our hearts are 
flowing with love and joy, we are so proud. 

May you and Andy experience all the good things in life -- the happiness of 
realizing your dreams, the joy of feeling worthwhile and the satisfaction of 
knowing you've succeeded. 

Love Mom, Dad and A.J. 



Dr. Andrew T. Darlington 




Dr. Bradley J. Sandella 

CONGRATULATIONS ! 

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. 

LOVE, 
MOM AND DAD 




Dr. Joshua C. Samuelson 



I am so proud of you. In the past four 
years, you have entered marriage, father- 
hood and medical school. You have been 
a wonderful husband and father to 
Austri, Elijah and Corban. You have had 
to balance more than most medical 
school, you have had the bar raised to the 
highest point. I don't know how you 
made it through these last years between 
all the late night studying and night 
feedings and then waking up in the early 
hours to be at school. I admire your 
incredible determination and persever- 
ance. I know that your family was often 
your motivation to keep going and we 
love you for all you do and have done for 
us. 

Love always, 

Kathryn, Austri, Elijah and Corban 




^^^^^^H^^^^^^^H 




CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH FOLEY, D.O. 

CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH ZONA, D.O. 

YOU DID IT AND YOU DID IT WITH STYLE! 

WE ARE BURSTING WITH PRIDE! 



DAD, MOM, ERIN R, JACK, DOUG, KELLY, TOM, CLIFFY, DENNY, 
REENE, ROSIE, MIKE, JAMIE, JENN, ERIN Z., BILL, DONNA, DOC, 
RENNY, NATALIE, ALL THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, 
AND YOUR LOVLNG HUSBAND, CHRIS 



Dr. Dennis Slagle 




Dr. D.: 

We ha\e watched you grow from a little boy with a big dream to a 
wonderful man who has fulfilled his dream through years of hard work, 
commitment and perseverance. You have been blessed with a great mind 
and a heart of compassion - wonderful gifts from God. We count it a 
blessing and a privilege to be your parents. God bless you as you continue 
to pursue your dreams. Continue reaching for the stars and never settle 
for less than your heart's definition of true happiness. We love you dearly 
and remember we will always be there for you. Congratulations on your 
accomplishments and thank you for instilling great pride and love in our 
hearts forever! 

Love. 

Your proud Mom & Dad 

P.S. Love and congratulations from Grandma and Grandpa Slagle and 

from heaven. Grandma and Grandpa Bish are beaming with proudness. 



Congratulations 
Dr. Courtney P. Wilczynski 

Through time, our person, body and mind, has 
grown and developed. Upon entrance into a 
new stage in life, both unfamiliar and fright- 
ening, the past continues to reflect the present, 
as well as the future. It is the child of today 
who becomes the adult of tomorrow. The 
child of yesterday has become the adult today. 
What remains of the past lies not only in 
appearance, but in interests, values, and most 
importantly, decisions. 

We love you and are so proud! 
Mom, Dad, Jillian, Frank & Tom 




Dr. Matthew R. Flanagan 




James A. Thiel, D.O. 



Congratulations to our third generation physician! 
Your hard work has paid off. 
We knew you would succeed! 

Love, 

Dad, Mom, Grandma, John. 

Amanda. Jackson. Mike, 

Nikki, Cel & Alison 



Matt - As a little boy you reached for the sky, and set your goals 
high. You knew at a young age that you wanted to be a doctor, 
and never looked back. We love you and are full of pride at your 
many achievements. 

> go DOC! 

: our love. 

Shannon & Nan 




Dr. Joshua C. Samuelson 

...That has a very nice ring to it! 

Son, we are so very proud of you for accomplishing your 
dream. You have executed your plan to perfection and have 
now reached the finish line. 

Congratulations! 

We love you, 

Mom & Dad 





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The joy that you have brought us is unimaginable. You 
are a great daughter and now a great doctor. We are so 
proud of you and all your sacrifice and accomplish- 
ments. You have made your "dream" come true. May 
you continue to live your life to the fullest. 

Love Always, 

Mommy & Daddy 





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Kristin Anne Conley, D.O. 




Kristin. 

We are immeasurable proud of what you have accomplished, but mostly 
of who you have become as a wife, daughter, sister, grand child, and 
friend to many. What an example you are to all of the above. As you 
embark on your dream path, we are content in knowing that your love, 
spirit, and compassion will take you to levels of success which will 
surpass even your highest expectations. 



You are Truly a Special Person!!! 



Love. 



Mom. Dad. Kourtney. Kieragh, and Mom Mom. 



Dr. Shripali Patel 



Congratulations. We are very proud of you 
and what you have accomplished. We have 
always admired your determination, compas- 
sion, your strong will and your abilities. We 
wish you a rewarding career, success and 
happiness in all you do. 

With all our love, 

Mom, Dad & Maniba 




Congratulaitons ! 
Dr. Ashlee Linn Smith 

DeteRmination 

The key letters of a thirteen letter word 

\Iay our love ever show and our pride he concealed 

Your accomplishment displays a credit to your family, friends and schools 

\nd above all, your gift of intelligence beyond the norm. 

Grampa and Gramma Snyder 



Congratulations 
Dr. F. Michael Maguire 




Moose, 

It was just a matter of time; 
Time to be nurtured and loved; 

Time to explore the world; 
Time to discover who you are; 

Time to study and prepare; 
and now a time to heal. 

We're very proud of you. 

Love, 
Matt, Kevin, Kristin. Lady and (Boy) 



Dr. Rebekah Adamczyk 

It's been said that every person was placed on this Earth for a 
particular reason. We believe that you foundyour reason at a very 
young age. and that was caring for people. You have shown the 
world that through hard work and dedication a person can become 
whatever they want to be. Now we look at you and we see a Doctor. 
Words cannot describe how proud you have made us. Congratu- 
lations Dr. Adamczyk. We all love you! 

Love always. 

Mom, Dad. Grandpa. Grandma, Uncle Bruce, Frank, Beth, Eric, 
Michelle, Andrew, Amy, Tom, Josh and especially Hailey Marie 
and Rockland Fredrick the Turd. 




Dr. Justin Snyder 

Congratulations ! 




We are so proud of the man 

you have become and 

we know God will continue to use you. 

We love you! 

Mom & Dad 



Gregory A. Skochko, D.O. 



HEALER 


IDEALIST ACTIVIST 


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Our Dear Greg, 

We are so proud of you and what you have accomplished. You will be an 
excellent doctor and healer. May you have inner peace, strength and joy 
on your journey. 

We love you. 



Mom, Dad, Jenn, Tina, Adam, Lena, Iris, Eric, Colleen, Ryan. 
Eric, Shannon. Sean 



Dr. Elias Emile Ayle 




Elias...as a little boy you were determined, self disciplined and 
quietly confident to become a doctor. 

Now your dream has come true. May you know God's care for you as 
you care for others. 

We .ire all very proud of you and love you very much! 



Love. Daddy. Mommy. Annie. Toni and Everyone 



Dr. Michelle Underkofler 

Michelle. 

Congratulations. We are so proud of you and all your 
accomplishements. Your strong will, hard work and deter- 
mination have gotten you where you are today. 

You are an incredible daughter and we wish you nothing 
but happiness in your life and your career. 

We love you, 

Mom & Dad 



Dr. Kristofer M. Hillegas 



Dear Kris, 

Your mother and I are so very proud 
of your accomplishments at PCOM. 
We both want you to know that as 
you continue your postgraduate to- 
ward the completion of your chosen 
specialty, it is your continued deter- 
mination and perseverance that will 
enable you to fulfill all your dreams. 

With all our love, 

Mom, Dad, Kevin and Keith 




BRIAN S. GALLER, D.O. 



BRIAN - 

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU 

AND YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. 

GRADUATING PENN, PCOM AND 

DOING SO WELL, WE KNOW THIS IS 

JUST THE START OF A LONG 

AND SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL CAREER. 

YOU'RE A CARING AND COMPASSIONATE 

PERSON AND WILL MAKE AN OUTSTANDING 

PHYSICIAN. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU 

AND THE CLASS OF 2006 

WE LOVE YOU! 

MOM, DAD & JENNIFER 




Congratulations 
Dr. Christopher Dean Wenger 



Dear Chris. 



Our hearts are full of love, pride, and admiration as you graduate as a Doctor of Osteopathic 
Medicine. You have worked very hard to earn that well deserved title, but we never doubted your 
ability to attain it. 

You have been a parent's dream. Your eyes have always been full of wonder. You were guided with 
love and encouragement, and you thrived. From the time you were small, you focused on, and 
achieved each challenge with deliberate precision. Throughout your life, everything you enjoyed, 
you've mastered. You became a legend in Nintendo, weightlifting. football, playing guitar, and 
composing music, just to name a few. You are blessed with a host of creative abilities as well as 
scholastic insights. We are in awe of your unfaltering, relentless ambition and dedication in 
everything you do. You've demonstrated leadership, in your professional, scholastic, and personal 
involvements. You have been a wonderful role model for Cheri. Alex and Cara. Just when we think 
we've seen your best, you raise the bar for ran encore. You amaze us as you have found your true 
passions early in life, and orchestrated them to mesh perfectly and purposefully into the work of your 
heart's desire. There is no doubt that you will continue to dazzle us with your brilliance, and touch 
all those fortunate enough to have you in their lives. 

We are so proud of you, and are filled with anticipation as you embark on your medical career as a 
healer. You have been utilizing the gifts God has given you wisely, and will continue to be blessed. 
We love you Christopher. Congratulations for a job well done! 

Love, 

Mom, Dad. Anne, Cheri, Alex, Cara, Heather, Jessica. Jordan and your Grandparents 




Dr. Adam Ross Davis 




Max all your dreams come true 

This is only the beginning... 

With pride, joy and love - 



Mom. Dad. Justin. Bethany & Brandon 



Dr. Andrew T. Darlington 

Best wishes for a long and productive life of service 
to your fellow man. 

Congratulations for overcoming life's obstacles. 

You have my love and respect forever. 

Love, Dad 



Dr. Ashlee Smith 



Your dreams have come true! 

We wish you a rewarding medical career. 

May you have happiness and success in all that you do! 

God bless you. 

Love, 

Uncle Fred and Aunt Jo 



Dr. Patrick Michael Parker 

Congratulations on your new journey as a doctor. You will 
encounter obstacles, but you have the intelligence, common 
sense, and integrity to make the right choices. Just remember, 
no matter how far you go, we will always be there for you. 
Patrick, you are an amazing person. 

We love you! 

Dad. Mom. Johnnie. Katie. Grace. Becky. Scott, Bea, Chris, Patrick 
D.. Sean. Ryan. Grandma. Grandpa. Aunt Monica, Uncle Gary, 
Todd, Sally. Cody, Tyler, Jane, Craig, Aunt Teri. Uncle Jim, Uncle 
Joe. Aunt Lala, Uncle Lloyd, Zachary. Aunt Beth. Dalton and Logan 



Congratulations 
Dr. Matthew D. Webb 



Dear Matt, 



We have always been proud of and honored by your many 
accomplishements. Your hard work, determination and perseverance 
have enabled you to fulfill your long time dream of becoming a 
doctor. We prey that God will guide you throughout your life and 
life's work. May you always know that we love you very much. 

Mom & Dad 



C&n$mGutatt&n-it 
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Congratulations 
DR. SEAN CONLEY 




Your focus, perseverance, and strong 
work ethic have enabled you to 
achieve your goal. We're proud of 
you. You'll be a great doctor! 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, Christy & Kathryn 



Dr. John G. S toner, Jr. 



We are incredibly proud of you! You have fulfilled your lifelong 
dream to become a doctor. Like your Father, Grandfather and 
Great Grandfather before you. Four generations of caring for 
others. We know that with your compassionate nature, you will be 
a wonderful doctor. Congratulations! 

We love you very much! 
Mom, Dad, and Katie 







Dr. Kathrine L. Heron 




Dear Kate, 

You have been given a 
gift. Be wise and generous 

in its use to reflect the 

love beyond measure that 

you've received. 

Love, 

Mom & Dad 



/ will sing to the Lord for 

He has been good to me. 

Psalm 13:6 



Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others 
faithfully, administering God's grace in its various forms. 

I Peter 4:10 





I 



Dr. Sara Beth Callaway 




Dear Sara Beth, 

Wow! 

You decided late on that medicine was for you, and now 
you've done it. Family and friends have followed your 
accomplishments and shared their thoughts; but it was an 
encounter in the ER that focused your vision. Your energy, 
passion, and kindness will take you far. Let your family 
and friends be your touchstone to give you love, rest, and 
support. We're all very proud of you! 

Love, 

Mom & Dad 



Hey Sis, 

True, you've thrown objects at me with 
enough force to leave holes in walls. 
Yes, you sat on my head and passed 
gas. And it hurts that you continually 
remind people that I once chopped off a 
tiny bit of one of your fingers, acciden- 
tally. 

Despite all that, I forgive you... 
...and I'm unbelieveably proud of you. 

Saying "Knock 'em dead," or "Break a 
leg" seems inappropriate given what 
you've chosen to do with your life. So, I 
ask that you just keep giving everyone 
your best. Considering what you've 
accomplished in the past few years, that 
shouldn't be a problem. 

Love, 
Brian 





Sara Beth. 

I wanted to say something witty and profound 
maybe in reference to the whole potters wheel 
incident and wise career paths, but I believe those 
skills are beyond ma All I can really say is - I 
think you will make a fantastic doctor! I am 
proud of you and your accomplishments. I wish 
you only the best things m life and please know 
that I will always be there for you. 

Love. 
Carrie 

PS. Aunt Sara find a husband! 
Love 
Ella 




Dear Sara, 

Although I have only been a part of your life 
for a short five years, Mom and Dad knew 
you were special from the first time they 
met you. You were the first "family mem- 
ber" to welcome me into the world, and 
they knew you'd be the perfect God 
Mother. When you are Dr. Sara, I want to 
schedule some snuggle time. 

All my love, 
Benjamin 

P.S. The rest of the family could not be 
prouder. You are truly a role model and 
inspiration for our entire family and women 
in general. We knew you could do it! 

Love, 

Marci, Jeff 

Wyatt, Abigail & Bethany 




Congratulations, Sara Beth. 
We love you very much! 

Dad, Mom & Brian 



Congratulations 
and Best Wishes 

To the Class of 2006 
From 

The Office of the Dean 



Kenneth J. Veit, D.O. 

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean 

Eugene Mochan, Ph.D., D.O. 

Associate Dean of Primary Care and Continuing Education 

Ruth D. Wian 
Supervisor, Dean's Office 

Marilyn Heywood 
Secretary 



Robert G. Cuzzolino, Ed.D. 

Vice Dean of Graduate Programs and Planning 

Linda Miller 

CME Coordinator 

Donna Feeney - Figaniak 

Administrative Assistant 

Reena Miller 

Administrative Assistant 



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CONGRATULATIONS AND 

WELCOME TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 




THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF 
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE 

2006 Officers 

President: John W. Becher, DO 70 

President-Elect: Nicholas C. Pedano, DO '61 

Vice President: Harry E. Manser, Jr., DO '69 

Secretary: Dana C. Shaffer, DO '85 

Treasurer: Joseph J. Kuchinski, DO '86 

Assistant Treasurer: Hal S. Bendit, DO '84 

Treasurer Emeritus: Galen S. Young, Sr., DO '35 

Past President: John D. Angeloni, DO 75 

2006 District Directors and Representatives 



North Atlantic District 
Gerald A. Colvin, DO '94 

Timothy P. Lowney, DO 77 

Pennsylvania District 
Susan M. Baro, DO '92 
Hal S. Bendit, DO '84 
J. Steven Blake, DO '89 
Darlene A Dunay, DO '83 
William G. McDowell, DO '54 
Richard A. Pascucci, DO 75 
Melissa N. Schwartz, DO '91 

New Jersey District 

James M. Bonner, DO '86 
Joseph J. Kuchinski, DO '86 
Andrew A. Pecora, DO '61 



Middle Atlantic District 
Gary J. Delia Zanna, DO '92 

Southeast District 
John A. Cifala, DO '45 
David Coffey, DO '84 

Florida District 
Ricky P. Lockett, DO '84 
Murray Zedeck, DO '62 

Middle America District 

Dana C Shaffer, DO '85 

H. Sprague Taveau, IV, DO 77 



Great Lakes District 
Luke G. Nelligan, DO '91 
Elsira M. Pina, DO '89 

Far West District 
Chrysten E. Cunningham, DO '96 
Michael J. Feinstein, DO 74 
Howard M. Robinson, DO '90 

Military District 

Col. Vincent F. Carr, DO 74 
Maj. Margaret Swanberg, DO '94 



Resident Representative 

Jennifer White, DO '04 

Intern Representative 
John A. Pasquella, DO '05 

Student Representative 

Leanne Labriola (DO '06) 

President and CEO 

Matthew Schure, PhD 

Alumni Association 
Representative to 
PCOM Board of Trustees 

Robert S. Maurer, DO '62 









Congratulations and 

best wishes for successful careers 

in the osteopathic profession 




PCOM 



Matthew Schure, PhD 

President and Chief Executive Officer 



Lavinia Lafferty 

Executive Assistant to the President 
and Secretary 



Joan McGettigan 

Assistant to the President and 
Assistant Secretary 



To PCOM's 



115thT 



Graduating Class 



We extend our best wishes for 
your success as you begin your careers 

PAUL W. MCGLOIN, CPA 

Chairman 

EUGENE B. CHAIKEN, LLD (HON.) 

Vice Chairman 

MATTHEW SCHURE, PhD 

President and Chief Executive Officer 

KENNETH J. VEIT, DO 

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean 

PETER DOULIS, CPA 

Vice President for Finance; Chief Financial Officer 

FLORENCE D. ZELLER, MPA, CFRE 

Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development 

ROBERT G. CUZZOLINO, EdD 

Vice President for Graduate Programs and Planning 

LAVINIA LAFFERTY 

Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary 

JOAN MCGETTIGAN 

Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary 



PCOM BOARDS OF TRUSTEES 


James H. Black, DO 


Elizabeth H. Gemmill, Esq. 


Frederick R. Melhorn, DO 


Eugene B. Chaiken, LLD (Hon.) 


Harry Ginsburg, DO 


Louis P. Meshon, Sr. 


Thomas V. Chiomento, III 


Thomas J. Gravina 


Nicholas C. Pedano, DO 


Lita Indzel Cohen, Esq. 


Leonard W Johnson, DO 


Matthew Schure, PhD 


Joseph A. Dieterle, DO 


John P. Kearney 


Robert M. Schwartz, Esq. 


Robert DiTomasso, PhD* 


William M. King, DO 


Paul V. Suhey, DO 


Pat C. DiTommaso, DO 


Herbert Lotman, LLD (Hon.) 


Kenneth J. Veit, DO 


Scot A. Fisher, DO 


Robert S. Maurer, DO** 


Galen S. Young,. Sr., DO 


Christopher Franklin 


Paul W. McGloin, CPA 


'Faculty Representative to the Board 
"Alumni Representative to the Board 



vn the Editor's Desk... 



To the D.O. Class of 2006: Congratulations Doctors! I wish everyone the best of 
luck in residency and the future. Many thanks for dealing with all of my emails, 
deadlines and submitting fantastic pictures. 

To the Office of Student Affairs, especially Denise, Megan, and Wytina: My 

sincerest thanks for all your help and support during this process. Denise, for 
answering all my pestering questions, Megan, for the use of that amazing stapler, 
and Wytina, for dealing with the endless yearbook mail and all the candy. 

Erica Willis, Christie Hilton, Andrea Seig & Casey Bedder (D.O. Class of 2007): 
Thanks for all your help. It's all yours!! 

Kelli Young (D.O. Class of 2008): You really came through during crunch time!! 
Many thanks! 

Pamela Tipler, Ashley Martin, & Nadine Powell (D.O. Class of 2009): Thanks 
for lending a helping hand with your class pages!! Good luck over the next 3 
years! 

Jamie Evert (P.A. Class of 2006): Your class is so lucky to have you. Couldn't 
have done it without you! Good luck in the future! 

P.J. Prest: Thanks for sharing your office with me and listening to all my angry 
outburst over this book! 

Bruce Fairfield: to my favorite and most talented photographer... your help and 
dedication to this project year after year is so greatly appreciated. I'll send you a 
postcard from Prague!! 

Phil Klein: this book would not have been possible without your constant 
guidance and support. You have gone beyond the call of duty in helping our 
class capture our time at here at PCOM. Thank you for everything!! 




Best Wishes, 

Sara B. Callaway 
D.O. Class or 2006